Coming into their three-game set in the Bronx last Friday, both the Yankees and the Red Sox had dropped their past two games. As is seemingly always the case, an eventful weekend of baseball ensued between the archrivals.
Led by a surging offense and solid starting pitching, Boston swept New York and finally reached .500.
It's the first time Boston has been at .500. The Red Sox haven't swept the Yankees at home since 2004. There was the Jorge Posada incident. More importantly, the Yankees have now dropped five in a row.
Not all series are created equal. While it's only May, this series was clearly a very important one for both teams. Everything seemed to go Boston's way while virtually nothing went right for New York.
What did we learn about the Red Sox and Yankees during this series?