In heat of Rivalry, Posada under fire

After Tex's injury, Jorge's three hits come just at the right time for embattled Yank

Updated: June 8, 2011, 10:30 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Jorge Posada sat there with his left knee caked in ice, cooling down from a hot and tense night inside the belly of the American League East beast.

David Ortiz had just reminded everyone why there remains nothing in baseball quite like the rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Ortiz homered in the fifth after Hector Noesi had dusted him inside, then executed a figure skater's pirouette and a dismissive flip of the bat that even flipped a switch inside the noted ...

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