Rays - 000 300 060 - 9 11 0Manny Delcarmen faced five batters in the eighth inning. Single, RBI double, single, walk, 2-RBI single. They all came around to score, as Jason Bartlett hit a three-run home run off Ramon Ramirez to cap the six-run inning. MDC: 0-4-5-1-0, 14.
Red Sox - 000 001 030 - 4 8 1
The Sox rallied a little bit -- singles by Marco Scutaro and Eric Patterson, a two-run double from David Ortiz and a sac fly from Adrian Beltre -- but that was it. Ortiz also doubled in the sixth, driving in Patterson.
Boston missed a chance to move into a first-place tie with New York. A victory tonight also would have given the Red Sox more wins than any team in MLB. The Yankees had only two hits in a 7-0 loss to the Mariners. Felix: 9-2-0-3-11, 115; his complete game followed Cliff Lee's CG win on Tuesday.
Matt Garza / Daisuke Matsuzaka
Update: Drew scratched with a stiff neck, replaced by Darnell McDonald.
Dustin Pedroia was taking ground balls on his knees earlier this afternoon, with teammates shaking their heads in amusement/amazement.Scutaro, SS
Drew, RFHall, 2B Hall, 2BVaritek, C Varitek, CMcDonald, RF
And: Mariners/Yankees, 7 PM
1913: The Reds and Cubs use one ball for the entire game.
1983: Lance Junker of the Redwood Pioneers (California League) hits two grand slams in the ninth inning against Reno.