September 19, 2013

G154: Red Sox 3, Orioles 1

Orioles - 000 000 100 - 1  2  0
Red Sox - 030 000 00x - 3  7  0
The Red Sox are in the postseason for the first time since 2009!

Lackey (9-2-1-2-8, 113) threw 6.1 innings of no-hit ball before Adam Jones hit a bomb over the Monster seats and out of Fenway.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia began the bottom of the second with a double to right. With one out, Stephen Drew hit a home run that just cleared the Wall. Jackie Bradley followed with a double to left and came around to score on Dustin Pedroia's single.

Drew also tripled. ... Bradley and Pedroia also had two hits. ... The Rays lost to Texas, so Boston's magic number to clinch the AL East - for the first time since 2007 - is 1.
Chris Tillman / John Lackey
Pedroia, 2B
Nava, RF
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Carp, LF
Saltalamacchia, C
Middlebrooks, 3B
Drew, SS
Bradley, CF


Maurice said...

So I'm confused. Looks like me like if we lose every game for the rest of the season, and the Rays win every game for the rest of the season, they will tie our record.

And if they tie our record, why don't we take the division with the head to head (12-7 by my counting) wins?

Seems to me the division is really over.

laura k said...

Wouldn't it be hilarious if the Red Sox won every game for the rest of the season, and I won the contest with my ridiculous prediction of 101 wins??

Tom DePlonty said...

Wouldn't it be hilarious...

There's hardly anybody left that can win! Only a few people picked anything more than 92 wins.

Not many guesses close to Lackey's real ERA either.

From the Vined Smithy said...

Maurice: because since the new Wild Card rules, division titles involving a tie aren't decided on H2H. You have to win outright or play each other in a Game 163 (loser might then become wild card).

Maurice said...

That would not be hilarious. That would be AWESOME!

allan said...

1 at 94,
2 at 97,
1 at 99,
and L at 101.

If no one wins, we'll have a postseason contest for the two prize books.

Zenslinger said...

It's going to be 98.

laura k said...

That would not be hilarious. That would be AWESOME!

It would be hilariously awesome and awesomely hilarious!