Yankees play ‘Sweet Caroline’ in Boston tribute
The popular sing-along song has been featured at Boston Red Sox home games since 2002.
The Yankees honored Boston, home of their longtime rivals, by playing the Neil Diamond hit over the public-address system after the third inning against Arizona. Yankees fans sang along, and some people in the crowd wore Red Sox hats and jerseys.
Earlier in the day, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it was time to “put the baseball teams aside” and recognize “we’re all behind the people in Boston.”
In Miami, the crowd at Marlins Park sang along to “Sweet Caroline” before the bottom of the eighth inning, and two fans waved a large American flag paying tribute to the marathon victims.
AP Sports Writer Steven Wine in Miami contributed to this report.