Thursday, August 2, 2007

Gagne debuts as Sox win 7-4

Red Sox - 7
Orioles - 4

Wakefield (13-9)

L: Bell (3-2)

It was a pretty eventful game. The Sox took an early 3-0 lead on a Manny Ramirez single in the 3rd along with back-to-back home runs by Eric Hinske and Doug Mirabelli in the 4th. The Orioles quickly tied the game in the 5th. Mirabelli put the Sox up in the 7th, Cora knocked an insurance run in and Pedroia put the game away with a blooper into right on a failed diving catch by Nick Markakis. Tim Wakefield through 7 struck out 5 and only allowed 3 runs. Hideki Okajima came in for the 8th and didn't allow any runs. Then the newly aquired Eric Gagne made his Red Sox debut and got a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful. He struck out the first 2 batters he faced but then gave up 2 straight hits, so the lead was cut to 3. The game ended on a Jay Gibbons fly ball to Manny Ramirez in left. Even though he didn't pick up the save because he wasn't eligible (4-run lead, as the home team), Gagne made a great first impression. The Red Sox took the final game of the series and take it 2-1. This will be their final game at home until the 13th. Jon Lester takes the mound tommorow against Horacio Ramirez of the Seattle Mariners. The game will be on at 10:00 PM EST so you're gonna have to stay up late on the east coast.

On a side note, the Red Sox honored hall of famer Bobby Doerr before the game.

Box Score

The Yankees lost to the White Sox 13-9. It was a pretty crazy game. The White Sox had an 8-0 lead in the 2nd and the same inning the Yankees tied it up with 8 runs. But this a good because it moves the Sox lead in the AL East up to 8 games.

1 comment:

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