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In 104 years the Red Sox never scored more than 16 runs against the Yanks. In 2005, the scored 17 runs against the Yanks .twice.
Tonight the Sox beat the Yankees 17-1 with former Yankee David Wells beating soon-to-be former Yankee Tim Redding. Redding in his New York debut does something never done before this season, start a game in which the Yanks relinquished 17 runs to the Red Sox. It featured an inside-the-park home run by Trot Nixon, his first, when center fielder Melky Cabrera, celebrating his first week as a Yankee, fell down allowing the ball to go to the wall.
The odd thing is that the Sox beat the Yanks by the same score on May 28 in the Bronx, no less. In that game the Sox had 27 hits as opposed to the 15 they had tonight.
Here are the most runs ever scored by the Sox in their head-to-head competitions:
Keep in mind that even though these two games were Boston's first with 17 runs against the Yankees. New York has pasted the Sox by that much on a number of occasions:
Finally, here are the most lopsided games in their head-to-head history. The two 17-1 games this year are tied for third:
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