Papi goes deep in the ninth to bring the Sox within striking distance (4-1 to 4-3 (he also drove in the first run on a grounder back in the first)) and after Tejada falls down on Pena's grounder to bring the go-ahead run to the plate, pinch-runner Willie Harris is thrown out trying to steal on a 1-0 pitch to Nixon, ending the game. Dave Roberts, he ain't. The umpire at second was out of position -- it is amazing how often that it is the case at second, third, and home -- but it did look like Tejada grabbed the throw on the hop and got the tag in.
The Yankees held on and beat Texas 4-3, so both Boston and New York are 23-15.
And a return to individual posts for each game. ... I'd love to get NESN tonight -- for my first full game since April 20 -- but I'll try not to bitch if it's Comcast.
Wakefield / Bedard at 7 PM.