Tuesday, September 16, 2008
TOP OF THE WORLD MA!
Six different players blasted homers against Rays ace Scott Kazmir and the bullpen to give the Red Sox a share of the AL East lead for the first time since the All-Star break. Daisuke Matsuzaka had a short, efficient outing to pick up his 17th win of the season.Complete story >
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Where Are They Now? Bill Lee
The FIRST PLACE Red Sox made a step in the right direction last night by trouncing the pesky Rays 13-5 in the flying saucer on Tampa Bay. The Sox are in a virtual tie for the AL East with two weeks to go and 12 games reaming. Two of those games will follow in Tampa Tuesday & Wednesday.
The 100 million investment in Dice-K seems to be paying off. The FIRST Japanese born pitcher in MLB history to win 17 games led the Sox with a 101 pitch - 5 inning stint on the bump.
It was Home Run Derby at the Trop on Monday. 6 Sox players and 3 Rays smashed homers. There must have been a strong air condition breeze flowing thru the dome in front of 29,000.
Tampa has led the AL East and seemed secure last week when they dumped the Sox 2 out of 3 games at Fenway. BUT, the Sox got hot and had a tremendous weekend against Toronto winning 3 of 4 and inching right to the top where they belong.
It is going to be fun the rest of the way and the next two weeks will be exciting on the road and for the final series at Fenway.
Sox-TOBER is a reality!