Yankees and Red Sox Meet in Rare Midweek Day Game Due to Yom Kippur

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 14: Aaron Judge #99 and Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees look on during batting practice prior to the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

(JTA) — The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will meet in a rare midweek day game in the Bronx on the eve of Yom Kippur.

The game was scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in order to avoid conflicting with Judaism’s holiest day of the year, The New York Times reported.

A Red Sox win would clinch the American League East Division championship. The Yankees are likely to receive a wild card berth in the postseason.

The clubs will meet again later in the month at the end of the regular season in another three-game series.

The Red Sox and Yankees have been fierce rivals for nearly a century, since Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth’s contract to the Yankees.

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