Stephen Drew Beats Mariano Rivera to Bring Home Tying Run in Ninth Inning (Video)

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The Red Sox played one of the strangest games of the 2013 season Thursday night in the Bronx.

Boston held a comfortable 7-2 advantage through 6 1/2 innings, only to see the Yankees put up a six-spot in the bottom of the seventh to take an 8-7 lead. That was the score when Mariano Rivera trotted out to pitch the top of the ninth, but the greatest closer of all time could not shut the door.

Down to his last strike, Mike Napoli poked a two-out single into center field. He was pinch-run for by Quintin Berry, who stole second and scampered to third on a poor throw. Stephen Drew then tied it up with a base hit of his own, and the Red Sox added another run off Joba Chamberlain in the 10th to take the series opener.

Hear what Drew had to say after the game in the video above.

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