The Red Sox won for the sixth time in their last eight last night, keeping pace with Tampa who took down the Mariners in 11 innings. Tampa goes for the franchise season win record two hours after the Sox^2 start time; Maddon’s Rays tied Lou Piniella’s 2004 team’s mark last night with 46 games left on the season.
Ozzie Guillen says a lot even when that’s all he can say: "..some people make me look bad, some people make me look disappointed, some people make me think about what we have. Some players should look themselves in the mirror and be embarrassed, and they should be better, that’s all I can say." His White Sox made him look bad by falling out of first place in the Central following last night’s loss while 36 y.o. (ummm… yeah) Jose Contreras was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Is that the worst-sounding injury one can have? I think so. Okay, maybe second place behind a fracture of one of one’s wedding berries, medically defined as Chris Snyderitis.
Clay Buchholz tries to break out of his slump while the Pale Sox send Gavin Floyd. Buchholz hasn’t notched a victory since May 2nd and Boston has won only one of his last seven starts.