Yanks, Red Sox rekindle rivalry

There was a very nice gesture by the New York Chapter of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences before the Yankees-Red Sox game Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees radio voice John Sterling was presented with replacements of his 12 Emmy Awards that had been destroyed in a fire at his home in Fairview, N.J., over the winter. Sterling lost all his valuables in the blaze.

Friday night’s game was televised on WPIX, Channel 11, which has the over-the-air broadcast rights to 21 Yankees games during the 2015 season. It is a return to old times for the Yankees. PIX11 was the broadcast home of the Yankees from 1951 through 1998. The YES Network remains the exclusive local television rights holder for the Yankees and will televise approximately 125 Yankees games this season.

The Yankees and the Red Sox paired off for the 2,119th time in series history. The Yankees hold a 1,150-954-14 advantage all-time, including 618-431-7 at home.

Friday night’s game marks the 1,300th of Joe Girardi’s major league managerial career. The skipper has a 727-572 (.560) record overall, including 649-488 (.571) with the Yankees and 78-84 (.481) with the Marlins.

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