Red Sox - 001 000 002 0 - 3 6 1 Yankees - 000 000 201 1 - 4 9 0The Yankees' magic number for clinching the Wild Card is now 1.
What we need:
Red Sox sweep 4 from White SoxThat would give us a one-game playoff with New York on October 4 for the WC.
Blue Jays sweep 3 from Yankees
Red Sox sweep 3 from Yankees
Daisuke Matsuzaka / Phil Hughes
The Yankees have changed their minds, again. Hughes was originally scheduled to pitch tonight, but on Friday, Joe Girardi said the team wanted to keep Hughes's workload down before the playoffs began, and Dustin Moseley was tabbed.Scutaro, 2B Drew, RF Martinez, C Ortiz, DH Beltre, 3B Lowrie, SS Kalish, CF Hall, LF Anderson, 1B
Now, with the possibility of perhaps no playoff innings for anyone, the Yankees have decided that increasing Hughes's innings pitched is not such a big deal after all.
Over his last six outings, Hughes has a 6.28 ERA.
Dice has a 6.98 ERA over his last seven starts. He has allowed 4+ earned runs in seven consecutive starts, the longest streak for a Red Sox pitcher since Dick Newsome went nine starts in 1942-43.
This afternoon: The Mariners beat the Rays 6-2 as Small Game James came up small yet again.
1906 - The Philadelphia A's finally snap their streak of 48 consecutive innings without scoring a run, but they still lose to Cleveland 5-3. The Cubs will tie this record of futility on June 15-21, 1968.
1912 - The Reds trail the Cubs 9-0 in the top of the ninth inning. But they rally! Chicago's Jimmy Lavender gives up five runs and is pulled with the bases loaded. Two Cubs relievers walk five straight batters and Cincinnati takes a 10-9 lead. In the bottom of the ninth, Reds pitcher Ralph Works walks one Cub and hits another before Rube Benton comes in and walks three straight batters -- and the Cubs win 11-10.
Reds - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 - 10 13 Cubs - 1 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 2 - 11 11Also on this day in 1912, the Red Sox beat the Yankees 15-12 at Fenway Park:
NYY - 0 2 1 0 4 5 0 0 - 12 16 BOS - 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 - 15 141926 - The Browns beat the Yankees 6-1 and 6-2 in a total time of 2:07, a major league record for a quick doubleheader. After the first game is played in 1:12, the second game takes only 55 minutes, the fastest game in American League history.