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May 17 – Walkoffs Return: Another Yankee-Red Sox Classic with Yanks Prevailing 11-9

Dramatic 2-Run Shots from A-Rod and Marcus Thames in 9th Win It

(Boston, NY) – Not that the YES Network needed another classic for the best rivalry in sports, but it got it anyhow.  The Yanks did it again with a come-from-behind finish in the 9th inning with 2 homers off of Papelbon

Marcus Thames celebrates the first walkoff of 2010

to win a crazy match.  After jumping ahead with 5 runs in the first and holding a 6-1 lead and Phil Hughes on the mound the Yanks seemed positioned for an easy win.  But the Sox came back strong with homers from Drew, Ortiz, Youklis and 2 from Victor Martinez to eventually lead 9-7 going into the bottom of the ninth.

Javy Vazquez got the win in relief with a big strikeout in the top of the 9th to hold Boston at 9.

Notes:  It was the first Yankee comeback when trailing after 8 innings this year.

See Yanks-Boston boxscore here.

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