The Red Sox and the Yankees were rained out tonight in Boston. This game will be made up as part of a day/night doubleheader on August 18th at 1:05 and 7:05 pm.
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The Yankee's came into Fenway tonight for the first of 19 regular season games. It was the return of Johnny Damon and he received a mix of boos and applause. After he tipped his batting helmet to the Fenway faithful, many boos turned to cheers. Damon went hitless in the first game playing for the Evil Empire.
In a trade that happened today, Doug Mirabelli returned to the Sox and just by chance changed in the police escort from Logan Airport and the Park and caught his long time battery mate, Tim Wakefield. It was great to see Mirabelli back in a Red Sox uniform. He took Wakefield deep into the game and the Sox turned it over to Mike Timlin and then to Papelbon to close.
Ortiz made it happen with a 3 run jack into the wind to the Red Sox bullpen.
Red Sox win, 7-3 and take the first of a pair this week and they will meet again next week as well for 3 in NY.