MLB came together for Boston on Tuesday night — this little boy made a sign for the Red Sox when they played in Cleveland. The team loved it so much, they put it up in their dugout.
In New York, fans pushed the rivalry aside and paid tribute with a rendition of “Sweet Caroline” in the third inning. The popular sing-along song has been featured at Boston Red Sox home games since 2002. (Jason Miller/Elsa/Getty Images; MLB/Twitter/Indians)
It was a big night for MLB yesterday. Oakland won the AL West title with another improbable rally, the Yankees beat the Red Sox for their 13th AL East title in 17 years, and Miguel Cabrera became the first player since 1967 to achieve the Triple Crown. Which moment was your favourite?
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he will return to the mound by 2013, vowing to overcome a knee injury that figures to end his season.
Rivera had hinted at the start of spring training that he would retire after the 2012 season, and he wasn’t sure what he would do after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament while shagging fly balls during batting practice Thursday.
Back at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, the 42-year-old closer firmly said he will not allow his career to end this way.
“I’m coming back. Write it down in big letters. I’m not going out like this,” he said. “This has me thinking, I can’t go down like this. If it takes two, three, four, five, seven more (seasons), whatever it takes.”