On Tuesday night, the Red Sox won their sixth consecutive game, but it was a bittersweet moment for Boston.
The Yankees have won six straight and are in the midst of a stretch that includes a loss in Oakland on Sunday and another in New York on Monday.
Both teams are in contention for the AL East crown.
But it’s not all good news for the Yankees.
On Tuesday, it was announced that a new video game will be released this fall that features the Red and White teams.
“We are excited to be able to release this game with the Red-White divisional series,” Yankees president Randy Levine said in a statement.
“We’re excited to bring fans a new way to experience this amazing history and to help celebrate this iconic rivalry that began on August 15, 1890.”
The Red Sox also have a long and complicated history of ties to the New York Yankees.
When the Yankees first won the World Series in 1908, the Yankees won the franchise’s first pennant.
The Red Sox would win the next five championships in the decades that followed, including in 1913, 1917 and 1926.
But the two teams would not reach a major championship game until 1951.
In 2017, the two franchises played a three-game series in New Jersey, which was later called the “Super Bowl of Baseball.”
That series ended in a 5-4 Yankees win.
The teams were never able to fully resolve their rivalry, though, with the team in New England winning the first of four championships in New Haven, Connecticut.
But in 2018, the teams announced that the rivalry would return to New York for the 2021 season.
The team with the most World Series titles in the history of baseball has always been the Yankees, who have been in the postseason every year since 1908.
This is the first time the Yankees have been a part of the New England divisional playoffs in more than 50 years.
A few months ago, Yankees shortstop Carlos Beltran had a similar moment when he and Red Star pitcher Wade Miley met for a photo with the slogan “A-Team, A-Team.”
“I’m a Yankees fan, so it was surreal to be in a situation like this,” Beltran said of the photo.
“The rivalry is something I’ve always loved about baseball.
It’s like my dad used to say, ‘There are three teams, the New Jersey Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and New York Mets.
If you play the Mets, you win the World League.'”