Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Monday, August 08, 2011

4 Hours of Torture: One Moment of Glory

Only the Red Sox and Yankees could play nine innings in four hours and score just four runs.

Both teams left runners everywhere. But the Red Sox hung a blown save on Mariano Rivera in the ninth ("We beat him before, and we can beat him again"), thanks to Marco Scutaro's double and Dustin Pedroia's sac fly.

The Yankees brought in Phil Hughes in the 10th, and I had a feeling he was going to give it up. David Ortiz doubled (Darnell McDonald ran for him), Carl Crawford was intentionally walked, and Josh Reddick lined a double to left field to score McDonald and give the Red Sox the series win, 3-2.

Josh Beckett was once again the victim of no support, as he went six innings and allowed just one run.

The Red Sox now have won the season series from New York, 10-2, for the first time since 2004. The Sox are back alone in first place, and start a six-game road trip in Minnesota tomorrow night. And Tim Wakefield makes yet another attempt to win number 200.

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