Red Sox - 000 101 210 - 5 10 0Buchholz (7-4-1-3-6, 109) bounced back from his one-inning debacle last Friday in Oakland and the Red Sox swept three games from the Mariners with relative ease. As the Yankees and Rays were playing each other on the same nights, Boston gained ground on someone every single night.
Mariners - 100 000 000 - 1 6 1
Adrian Beltre's dong in the fourth tied the game at 1-1 -- and NESN had some good shots of Victor Martinez and Marco Scutaro attacking AB's bald head (with ice!) in the dugout. David Ortiz doubled and scored in the sixth on Chone Figgins's infield error. Facing the Seattle pen in the seventh, Scutaro singled, Ryan Kalish doubled, and Martinez doubled them both home. With two outs in the eighth, Scutaro walked and scored on Kalish's first career triple.
The Rays beat the Yankees 4-3. Dan Johnson drove in all four of Tampa's runs with two two-run home runs.
Boston is 6.5 GB the Rays in the East. The Red Sox are 6 GB New York in the WC -- and 7 of their remaining 16 games are against the Yankees (who have lost 8 of their last 10 games).
Clay Buchholz / David Pauley
&: Yankees/Rays (Hughes/Shields), 7 PM (box)Scutaro, 2B
1901 - The most lopsided score in AL history is
1971 - Making his debut in the top of the ninth, Houston pitcher Larry Yount hurts his right elbow during his warm-up pitches and has to leave the game. He never gets the chance to pitch in the majors again. His younger brother Robin will have a much longer career.September 15, 1901
CLE - 000 000 00 - 0
DET - 202 436 4x - 21
Game called so CLE could catch a train.
August 13, 1939
NYY - 055 215 03 - 21 23 0
PHI - 000 000 00 - 0 3 3
2nd game of DH; probably called for darkness