0516, 8:45 PM -- In 15 minutes, we head to the Lima airport for our overnight flight to New York City. From there, we will grab a 9:30 am flight to Buffalo, where our car awaits. Then, it's over the border and west to Port Credit.
Coco Controversy? The Red Sox have said Coco Crisp's recovery has been slowed by flu-like symptoms, but according to the Manchester Union-Leader, Crisp told an event coordinator at an autograph show in Salem, NH, that he was dealing with kidney stones. Why the secrecy?
With no DH in Philadelphia this weekend, David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell will each play two of the three games.
0515, 9:10 PM -- While flipping cable channels in our room after returning from dinner and vino in Lima, I ended up seeing Keith Foulke pitch the bottom of the 9th on ESPN2. Nice!
Wily Mo Pena drove in four runs, with a two-run homer in the second and a two-run single in the third. ... Jason Varitek scored four times and Mike Lowell smacked his fourth career triple (in 3,697 at-bats). ... Josh Beckett (who celebrated his 26th birthday with a 7-2-1-0-6 line), Julian Tavarez and Foulke combined on a three-hitter.
Texas came from behind to beat the Yankees 4-2, so Boston leads New York in the East by one game.
Don't miss the excellent feature on Pedro Martinez and his Greenwich, Conn., garden that ran in the Times back on May 9.
The only logical reaction to Bill Reynolds's column in the Providence Journal, headlined "Seems Only Money Is Sacred At Fenway"? Welcome to Planet Earth, Bill.
Preview. Red Sox play down the road from Babe Ruth's birthplace (the book section of the Museum's online store is particularly nice!). All games at 7 PM.
Monday, May 15: Red Sox 11, Orioles 1
Tuesday, May 16: Red Sox 6, Orioles 5
Wednesday, May 17: Orioles 4, Red Sox 3