The Left Field Wall Scoreboard Guy was a better manager than Terry Francona, at least last night. After Green walked in the sixth -- bases loaded, two outs -- Dave Wallace paid a visit to Miller on the mound. Manny Ramirez ducked into the Monster (to pee?). As he did, Scoreboard Guy removed the #52 (Miller) from next to the Boston linescore.
It was premature. Miller stayed in -- and actually started pitching before Manny returned to his position -- and gave up a two-run single to Gathright. Which broke the 1-1 tie and gave Tampa a 3-1 lead. ... Shoulda listened to Scoreboard Guy.
Baltimore 3, Minnesota 2 (11)The East:
New York 11, Texas 10
Who said the Sox can't go first to third?New York 50 41 --
Baltimore 50 42 .5
Boston 50 42 .5
Toronto 45 47 5.5
Tampa Bay 32 62 20