Monday, September 22, 2008
SOX EXTREMELY CLOSE TO CLINCHING AFTER 3-0 WIN OVER TORONTO
The Sox will be playing at least one extra game this season, as they clinched at least a Wild Card tie yesterday. They only need to win one more game to clinch. Or the Yankees could lose a game for the Sox to win the Wild Card. The AL East title is also a possibility, as the Rays are only 1.5 games ahead.
Daisuke had one of his best starts of the season, going 7 innings, allowing 2 hits, and 2 walks. It's the first time he's gone 7 innings since August 29th.
Pedroia had an RBI and a double, his 52nd double of the season, which leads the Majors.
Ortiz hit a 2 run shot. In his last 6 games, Papi had 4 homeruns, and 10 RBI. He already has 21 RBI in September.
The Sox return to Fenway tonight to start a 4 game series with Cleveland. Zach Johnson (0-3, 6.35 ERA) faces Josh Beckett. Beckett has allowed 2 runs in his last 19 innings.
The Yankees don't play tonight. Tampa Bay is at Baltimore.
AP Photo/The Canadian Press, J.P. Moczulski