Friday, October 19, 2007

Red Sox Stay Alive!

For the first time all year, the Boston Red Sox faced the prospect of having their season ended. Down three games to one to the Cleveland Indians in the American League Championship Series, their only hope to make it back the World Series for the second time in four years was to win last night's game and hope to send the series back to Fenway Park. Easier said than done, or so it seemed.

Josh Beckett took the mound for the Sox last night and came through, pitching a dominant eight innings, allowing only a run, while striking out 11. For most of the first six innings, Indians starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia was able to get out of trouble as they only trailed 2-1 entering the seventh inning despite him giving up eight hits. A Dustin Pedroia single began the top of the 7th inning. Kevin Youkilis then tripled him home to knock Sabtahia from the game. David Ortiz then hit an opposite field sacrifice fly to score Youkilis and give the Sox a 4-1 lead. The Sox scored three more runs in the 8th inning to put the game away. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth to secure the Red Sox win and send the series back to Boston. Game six of the series is tomorrow night and will pit Fausto Carmona against Curt Schilling and as you probably guessed by now, the game will start on your local FOX affiliate at 8:07 ET/5:07 PT.


1 comment:

Lil Jimmy said...

Go Sox GO!!!! That was a great game last night. Beckett is the man. Cmon Curt. You have to come through tomorrow night. I can't wait for that game. I hope the Sox break the Opie curse.

For those of you in CT. I'm doing a comedy show in Danbury CT. The Rusty Trombones will be opening for me.