New York Yankees Crash Boston Red Sox' Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Party

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IApril 20, 2012

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20:  Russell Martin #55 of the New York Yankees rounds first base after he hit a home run against Clay Buchholz #11 of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park April 20, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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The Boston Red Sox were having a nice day at their 100th anniversary celebration for Fenway Park until the New York Yankees started bashing home runs en route to a 6-2 win, thus spoiling the party.

The Bombers lived up to their name, crushing five homers off Red Sox starter, Clay Bucholz.

Eric Chavez was responsible for two long balls while Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher and Russell Martin slugged the other three for the Yankees.

Ivan Nova continues to supplant himself as the Yanks' clear-cut No. 2 starter with six solid innings allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out seven and walking none. This was Nova's third win of the early season and his 15th consecutive winning-decision dating back to last season.

It was a huge boost for not only Nova but the Yanks' pitching staff as a whole who didn't fare too well against their division rivals in 2012.

New York's bullpen gave three perfect innings of work to finish off the great start by the young right-hander.

The Bombers were also busy reaching some milestones of their own. Derek Jeter passed Dave Winfield for 18th on the All-Time hits list and A-Rod passed Ken Griffey Jr. for fifth on the all-time home run list.

The celebration itself was nice, and as a Yankee fan, it was great as well as nauseating to see some of the Red Sox' old players who have ultimately left me with either a positive or negative memory of them.

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20:  Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees throws against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park April 20, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Although the day wasn't entirely soured by it, the Yanks' 6-2 lead late in the game would've appeared insurmountable by the amount of fans that left the ballpark early in anticipation of the game being over.

It was only fitting that these two teams met for the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.

The Yankees and Red Sox have the most famous rivalry in American sports today, and possibly of all-time. Some of the greatest moments, whether good or bad for Boston, have happened with the Yankees in Fenway Park.

And as history has shown, it was only fitting the Yankees get the best of their arch-rival Boston Red Sox.

Here's to 100 more years of the greatest rivalry in sports.