Monday, October 22, 2007

Sox Win Game 6 in ALCS Behind Schill & Drew!

"In your face - Big Dave! I did IT!"
JD Drew connects for his 1st inning Grand Slam!

The "winningest pitcher in playoff history" Curt Schilling did it again. He tossed a gem for 7 innings at the Fens and led his Red Sox to a 12-2 victory over Cleveland to tie the ALCS. Schilling was masterful and solid winning his 10th game against 2 losses in his playoff career. Curt kept the Sox from being "eliminated" for the 2nd time in his Red Sox career. His memorable Game 6 "bloody sock" win over the Yankees in 2004 help propel the Sox to the World Series and a title. The Sox will play Game 7 on Sunday with Dice-K on the bump. Thanks Curt!

The Road to the World Series runs thru Boston.......

JD Drew hit a tumultuous Grand Slam in the 1st Inning to put the Sox up 4-0 over the Indians in Game 6 of the ALCS. The Sox won behind the solid pitching of Curt Schilling & the 5RBI night of Drew - an unlikely hero. I take back all the BAD THINGS I said in 2007 about this guy. Granted - he was a putz all season, but ya gotta take yer hat off to JD for helping propell the Sox to Game 7 in the ALCS!

By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff October 21, 2007

J.D. Drew went from pillory to pedestal with a single swing, Curt Schilling had another made-for-October moment, and Daisuke Matsuzaka will be given one more chance to prove himself to both sides of a still-skeptical globe.

Fueled by a first-inning grand slam by Drew, the Red Sox scored 10 runs in the first three innings to bury the Cleveland Indians, 12-2, in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series last night before a crowd of 37,163.

Schilling pitched seven innings, allowing just six hits, and will hand the ball over to Matsuzaka as the Sox attempt to become the sixth team in LCS history to rally from a 3-games-to-1 deficit. The Sox are the only team to do it twice (1986 and 2004), and by overwhelming the Indians last night had the look of a team bent on converting the hat trick.

"I do not want to finish the season yet, especially as a loser," Matsuzaka said.

Matsuzaka has yet to win in two postseason starts for the Sox, who will have all hands on deck, including Josh Beckett, ready to go behind him in Game 7.

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