The days are getting shorter, the evening air is getting cripser. David Ortiz knows it's gettin' close to playoff time.
After Lester allowed four runs in the first, Flo got three back in the third with a dong into the bullpen. Then, with Lugo on first, he whacked a second tater to right field in the bottom of the ninth to win the game.
Snuffer get his first win of the year!
And "Brian the Red" wins the Walk-Off Book Contest.
Edwin Jackson (6.00, 77 ERA+) / Jon Lester (4.47, 102 ERA+)
Runs scored in last three games against Tampa Bay: 1, 0, 16.
It looks like the four AL playoff teams are set: Boston, New York, Cleveland (6.5 GA) and Los Angeles (9.5 GA).
Yankees (5 GB in East, 4 GA in WC) at Skydome: Mussina/McGowan. Can the MFY win their seventh in a row with Mussina, who has allowed 20 runs in his last 9.2 innings?