Curt Schilling pitched seven marvelous innings at Fenway Park last night, and the Red Sox stopped a three-game losing streak as they battered Oakland, 7-0. David Ortiz added a solo homer and a two-run stand-up triple (did I really write a "stand-up triple?") to pace the Red Sox offense.
Schilling allowed just two hits, a walk and a hit batter. The hit batter raised eyebrows in the Oakland dugout, as Nick Swisher was hit by Schilling, one inning after Jason Varitek was hit in the leg by Dan Haren. Both benches were warned afterwards, and it was over.
Or is it? Today is the finale of the four-game series, and it will be interesting to see if anything happens. The Fenway crowd was also giving it good to loose-cannon Oakland outfielder Milton Bradley, and he was to say the least upset about it in the dugout. Fenway security moved to the dugout to make sure nothing else happened.
Can't stand the heat? Get out of Fenway then.
Kyle Snyder goes for the Red Sox today, as Tim Wakefield's start has been pushed back another day due to some back flare-ups.