This is all courtesy of Peter Abraham, who is in his next to last day at his blog. I have amended his original post to include statistics from yesterday’s game, in which the Yankees clinched the AL East title.
The Yankees and Red Sox have played 178 regular-season games this decade. The Yankees lead the series 95-83 and have outscored their rivals by a grand total of five runs, 904-899.
The teams have split 14 postseason games with the Yankees holding a 75-70 edge in runs.
It’s pretty amazing to think that these two teams have played 192 times since the start of the 2000 season and the difference is ten runs.
To put it another way, the average score is Yankees 5.10, Red Sox 5.06.