Yankees Help Red Sox Stay In The Hunt
Boston Red Sox fans are in a most uncomfortable position. They may have to cheer for the Yankees. Since early September, a Sox losing streak has erased most of a nine-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays for the wild card playoff spot. Boston's September slump is resurrecting bilious memories of classic late-season fades, and it has some Sox fans even pulling for Yankees, who have the power to keep the Rays at bay.