I missed most of today's game due to my mother's birthday celebration, but when I got home it was 7-5. I'm still trying to figure out what the hell happened in that bottom of the eighth at Safeco today. Coco Crisp totally botched a fly ball hit by Adrian Beltre, Manny Ramirez dropped the carom back to Crisp, who then proceeded to throw the ball past TWO cutoff men, and Beltre was able to come all the way around to score and take the lead. The official scorer gave him an inside-the-park home run, which is a joke of a ruling. It was a double and one, or maybe, two errors.
Jason Varitek hit a monster homer off J.J. (The Putz) Putz to get the game tied at 8 again in the ninth. But Richie Sexson won it with a leadoff home run off Mike Timlin to give Seattle the win.
Bad loss. Some lousy plays in the field the last two days cost the Sox this weekend. The Yankees get slaughtered in Toronto today and the Red Sox can't take advantage of it.
It's still a 2 1/2 game lead. Now it's off to Oakland to make the A's pay for what they did last weekend.