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Red Sox and Yankees team up to support Hurricane Harvey survivors

Sometimes baseball can be bigger than the game, even in The Rivalry.

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Every once in a while two opposing sides can find common ground. Tonight is one of those times for the Red Sox and Yankees. Instead of the Evil Empire, Boston will be playing against a team for a chance to work together.

Tonight’s game will begin with a ceremony at home plate including both John Farrell and Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi and the competing teams will auction off items to raise money for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

The memorabilia from the Red Sox includes “game-used jerseys from all players and coaches from tonight’s game at Yankee Stadium” as well as “a non-game-used home plate signed by the entire Red Sox team, along with non-game-used autographed caps from every Red Sox player. and coach.” The Yankees, of course, will offer corresponding items. “All proceeds raised through this joint venture will go to support hurricane relief efforts.”

To learn more about tonight’s promotions and the support the Red Sox are providing in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and to bid on the items up for auction, visit redsox.com/harvey

With Chris Sale on the mound trying to finish off his case for the AL Cy Young award against the Yankees own ace in Luis Severino, it should be a good night!