Twins - 000 010 0 - 1 5 04:10 PM: It's a final!
Red Sox - 222 000 4 - 10 14 2
2:45 PM: Rain Delay with Red Sox batting in bottom of the 7th.
1st: Ortiz two-out single, Youkilis two-run homer to right.
2nd: Kottaras one-out walk, Green two-run homer to left.
3rd: Drew one-out double, Lowell two-run homer to left.
6th: Reliever Morillo allowed a double high off the Wall to Ortiz, then walked Youkilis, Drew and Bay. Dickey came in and Lowell singled, Kottaras hit a sac fly and Nick Green doubled. Then out came the tarp.
Wakefield: 7-5-1-1-4, 101.
Drew has walked, singled, and doubled twice.
Scott Baker (13.50, 34 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (3.00, 172 ERA+)
Game 1 of a Day-Night Doubleheader!
Last Wednesday, in his only start so far this season (he missed his first start with right shoulder stiffness), Baker lasted a mere four innings against Toronto, giving up four dongs and six runs. Last July 7, Baker pitched seven shutout innings against the Red Sox, but the Twins lost that game 1-0.
Julio Lugo will rehab with Pawtucket at least until Sunday. Ian Browne speculates that Lugo could return to the lineup for Monday's game in Cleveland.
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw from 60 feet yesterday. Terry Francona said the issue "is not the strength on an exam, but the durability of the strength, which is kind of what can happen when you ramp up too soon". Dice will do the same routine today, then take Thursday off.
(The Washington Natinals?)
Dave Roberts had been scheduled to throw out the first pitch last night. He may be doing some studio work for NESN later this season.
Of all the places I went, this is the place where I spent the least amount of time, but, obviously, the magnitude of that stolen base and what was accomplished, the byproduct of that stolen base, obviously, has defined my career. That's a huge moment and a great honor. I get asked every day, "Do I get tired of hearing about the steal and reversing the curse?" Absolutely not.