July 23, 2005

G97: Red Sox 3, White Sox 0

Manny Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning and then saved Curt Schilling's bacon in the bottom of the ninth with a game-ending catch at the warning track, racing back to snare Timo Perez's line drive just before banging into the wall.

Wade Miller was the evening's other star. He allowed the White Sox leadoff batter to reach base in each of the first four innings, but wriggled out of trouble every time -- including a bases loaded, one out jam in the fourth. He finished with seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and four walks.

Tampa Bay held on to beat Baltimore 3-2, dropping Baltimore 3.5 games behind Boston. The Yankees trail Anaheim 4-3 as I type.

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