Heading into the Red Sox-Yankees series on Thursday, the scenario loomed that the Sox 5 1/2 game lead could swell to 9 1/2, best case, OR be cut down to 1 1/2, or something in between!

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Four days and a series sweep later, the Red Sox indeed have a 9 1/2 game lead over the Yankees in the American League East, after they closed out the series with a dramatic 9th inning comeback and 10th inning walk off, 5-4 win, last night at Fenway Park.