Okay, now I can say it: I would have been truly bummed if the Sox had swept the Yankees in their last series at Yankee Stadium. (Well, Yankee Stadium, version 2.)

That would have been deeply bad karma.

But my guy Jason Giambi, who hasn’t been doing much of late, drove in three runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth, and the Yankees survived John Lester, which is not easy to do.

[The Yankees] beat Boston in the first game ever played at Yankee Stadium, in 1923, and they beat them again on Thursday, 3-2, on a single by Jason Giambi in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Giambi actually has 27 homers, which ain’t chopped liver.

A-Rod, by the way, continued to show his penchant for choking against the Sox, going 0-4 and leaving four men on base. Derek Jeter, by the way, went 3-4, and that is why New York loves him and not A-Rod.

But the important thing is: No sweep. They’re still out of contention, but at least they salvaged something.