The Sox and Rays go for it again. And because hope never dies, it's worth mentioning the Sox have an opportunity to gain a game on the Yankees today. Josh Beckett looks to get back on track against Wade Davis, making his second Major League start after a sterling debut. Comment away!
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It’s in delay…radar doesn’t look good.
Game’s underway. One inning, no homers or runs allowed for Beckett, and he needs only 7 pitches. Keep it up, Josh!
Beckett would seem to be over whatever it was that’s been making him suck.
Sox wasting no time in the third, three of first four batters with hits, 1-0, 1 out.
Bot 5 at Tex: Sea 5, Tex 3
First big Vic, then youkilis w/ RBI singles, 2-0.
Ortiz RBI single, 3-0.
Bay walks on 4 pitches, bases loaded, 1 out, Drew up
Yooks scores on WP, 4-0; Ortiz, Bay advance
Drew IBB; Tek pops out on the first pitch; AGon bats for the second time in the inning, bases still loaded.
Varitek is the Sox’ most maddening hitter. The Sox are destroying Davis, he has no command at all, and Tek swings at the first pitch and pops out. Good grief.
GONZO!!! Three-run double!!!!
This is great right here, absolutely great.
Three-run double! 7-0.
Joe C says the TB CF gave up on it, it was catchable.
I’d be concerned that they get through the top of the 5th, but most of the concern has otherwise evaporated with A-Gon’s bases-clearing double.
Who is this Alex Gonzalez? and what have they done with the real one?
Remember when we were afraid of playing the Rays? That was an interesting 12 months.
SB No. 61 for Ells!
A TEAM RECORD! CALL ESPN!!
STOP DIVING HEADFIRST INTO 1ST BASE, PEDROIA!!! YOU’LL HURT YOURSELF!!!
(and you’re probably more likely to be out)
Beckett w/ an 8-0 lead.
Even Smoltz couldn’t blow this.
V-Mart K’s on 3 pitches…just move the game along, it’s coming down a bit harder they say.
Yooks kisses Lansdowne Street! 9-0!
Three more outs to get for the officiality to be complete.
Looks like heavy rain isn’t far.
I have to figure that if the rain gets heavy, they’ll call it a game before they delay it again.
Tampa’s making a bee-line for .500.
Sea 7, Tex 3
Come on. We need a DP.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand we have an official game.
Do the Sox bat in the 5th?
Wow – TB is on the express train to nowhere. And looks like the Sox have all but clinched the wc. Still curious to see if Texas can make a run at LAA given the latter’s tough schedule, but if tonight indicates that Beckett is back in form and if Dice-K returns strong next week then the Sox – notwithstanding the hand-wringing they’ve caused some of their fanbase lately – would be in nice shape heading into October.
Game finally halted in the top of the 6th. We’ll see if they call it. Lots of rain still out there.
One would think, IH, but that’s a lot of ‘ifs.’
Cue the Milli Vanilli
Be a great night to call a game, give the BP one more day of rest before a doubleheader.
Tomorrow’s supposed to be a pretty nice day, says weather.com.
Texas down 8-3 after 8. Ichiro 2 hits shy of his record ninth consecutive 200-hit season. He’ll bat once more (barring an offensive explosion).
Weather.com also says it’s gonna be ugly the rest of the night, seems like. I’d be pretty surprised if they start again (or for long, anyway).
Rain delay in Arlington, 2 on, none out, score still 8-3.
Game called. Sox win, 9-1.
Sox win the rain-shortened contest.
Texas loses the rain-shortened contest. 3 up. 22 to play.
Rays have lost 9 in a row. Let’s make this one go to 11.
Clay is pitching a beauty and we have no gamer to celebrate it.
Unfortunately the Sox’ B-offense has not been able to score against Garza either.
Ha ha ha, the one thing missing was beating Garza, and while a beatdown would have been nice, Pedroia hitting a tie-breaking 2-run homer to right (has he hit one that way in Fenway before?) in the 8th is pretty cool.
Joe C said it was his second opposite field homer, the other one was in Yankee Stadium.
Thanks, pbe. Opposite-field right-handed in YS is almost expected, amirite?
Papelbon, make this easy, please.
Damn it, seeing-eye hit in the hole. Gonzalez shouldn’t even have bothered with the throw.
24 pitches for Papelbon, a few too many for my liking, but he gets it done.
All right! TB have lost 10 in a row, and that is great. Beat them one more time! (The season series would be tied…right?)
Also, Buchholz is awesome.