October 16th 2004 The Yankees lead the ALCS two games to none over the Red Sox with Game 3 in Fenway Park. As in the first two games, the Yankees began by scoring in the first and quickly building a 3-0 lead. The Red Sox answered in the second inning with a leadoff walk by Jason Varitek and a Trot Nixon home run to right field. A double by Bill Mueller, an infield hit by Johnny Damon (his first hit of the series), and a Derek Jeter error led to two more runs. The Red Sox led for the first time in the series, 4--3. This lead was short-lived as ARod led off the third inning with a home run over the Green Monster and the Yankees would build a 6-4 lead. By the end of the third, the Sox would even things up at 6 apiece off a double by Orlando Cabrera. That was as good as it would get for the Sox for the rest of the night. When it was all over, the two teams combined for 37 hits and 20 extra-base hits, both postseason records. At four hours and twenty minutes, the game was the longest nine-inning postseason game ever played. The Yankees destroyed Boston, 19 -8 , amidst chants from Yankee fans of "Nine-teen -Eight-teen"...the last time the Red Sox won a World Series. With a 3 game to none, lead things looked bleak for the Red Sox.