Saturday, August 18, 2007

Big Papi's back!

Red Sox - 10
Angels - 5

W: Schilling (7-5)

L: Weaver (8-6)

Big Papi's back and he helped lead the Sox to a 10-5 victory over the Angels on Saturday Night. The Sox started the game shaky, down 5-0 early, but that quickly changed. After the team scored a run, David Ortiz stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the 5th and things seemed like they were about to take a turn for the better. He proved all the doubters wrong (including myself) and hit a grand slam to put them on top 6-5. The Angels never were able to comeback from this as the Red Sox added some insurance runs in the 8th. Manny Ramirez was having one of the worst games of his career (4 strikeouts) but he came through with a clutch 2-RBI double in the 8th to push the score to 8-5. Varitek knocked Manny in and JD Drew scored on a wild pitch and the score was 10-5. After Schilling left in the 6th the bullpen only allowed one hit. Closer Jonathan Papelbon came in to secure the victory in the 9th by striking out two and a

great play by Alex Cora helped. Awesome game and it feels good when Ortiz is hitting like he has been.

Box Score

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