Friday, July 27, 2007


Red Sox 7
Devil Rays 1

W: Wakefield (12-9)
L: Hammel (1-1)

The Red Sox rode Kevin Youkilis' bat to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. It was 1-0 Tampa Bay until Youk came up to the plate and hit a 3-run homerun. It brought the at times it seemed like "sleeping" offense to life. The awkward play of the game was when Dioner Navarro was hit on a line drive. Wakefield pitched a great game, striking out 7 over 6 innings. Youkilis drove in 3 and Crisp drove in 2 to lead the way. Manny Delcarmen and Kyle Snyder pitched well out of the pen to finish up the game, allowing 0 runs and just a single hit. Wakefield has had a decision in every one of his games started. He continues to have a great year. The Red Sox take the lead in the series 1-0. Jon Lester takes the hill tommorow for his 2nd start of the year against Jason Shields.

Box Score

The Yankees won their suspended game against the Orioles 8-7, but lost in the 2nd game of the day 4-2. The AL East lead now stands at 8 games as the Yankees have lost their 2nd consecutive game. Alex Rodriguez didn't hit a home run in his quest for 500. The Red Sox Magic # is 51 and the Yankees are the closest 2nd place team to being eliminated from their division race. They're 5 games back in the AL Wild Card.

Bonds Update: Barry Bonds hit HR #754 tonight and is 1 home run shy of tying Henry Aaron's all-time home run record of 755. Scary to think that a few years ago Bonds had just hit his 600th home run.

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