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Playoff race: Red Sox split DH, up 1/2 game

Posted on: September 25, 2011 11:47 pm
 

By Evan Brunell

During the first inning of the night game, we reached the point with the Red Sox's collapse where it was comical. Boston unfailingly kept finding new  -- and strangely familiar -- ways to choke away games. While the first game did go the Yankees way as expected, the second game saw a Boston victory. John Lackey surprisingly held on for six innings after gifting three in the first and the team rode a 14th-inning Jacoby Ellsbury homer to a 7-4 victory. That keeps Boston a game ahead of the Rays.

One would think that the Red Sox would still be in prime position to win the wild card thanks to facing the Orioles next, while the Rays draw the Yankees as the regular season comes to a close. But Boston dropped three of four to Baltimore prior to the Yankees series, so nothing can be assured. (The Rays, to be fair to Boston, also dropped three of four to the Yanks last weekend as well.)

The Rays did their duty Sunday, defeating the Blue Jays 5-2. Upton hit his 23rd homer of the year and is heating up at the right time -- he has a .333/.423/.583 line in September.

Boston Red Sox
89-70
Remaining schedule: 3 @ BAL
Coolstandings.com expectancy of wild card: 50 percent

Tampa Bay Rays
88-71, 1 GB
Remaining schedule: 3 v. NYY
Coolstandings.com expectancy of wild card: 50 percent

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Playoff race: Red Sox split DH, up 1/2 game

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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Playoff race: Red Sox split DH, up 1/2 game

A lot of adjectives have come to mind the past few days in regards to the Red Sox. Comical is not one of them. Frown

I'm sure there are plenty of people for whom that applies though.Tongue out


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