Sunday, July 13, 2008
The Red Sox routed the Orioles 12-1 last night, and are now within 1/2 game of the first place Rays. JD Drew, Manny Ramirez, and Kevin Youkilis all hit homeruns. Youkilis' was a Grand Slam, the first in his career. He wound up with 6 RBI.
Manny seems to have broken out of his slump. He's 10 for 19 (.526) on this homestand, after a 5 for 35 (.143) stretch.
Wakefield was nearly unhittable last night. He went 7 innings, allowing only 1 hit (a solo homerun), and 1 walk. It was his 8th straight Quality Start. From May 23rd, he's lowered his ERA from 5.19 to 3.60.
Daisuke faces Daniel Cabrera this afternoon in the rubber game. Daisuke's allowed 1 earned run in his last 17.1 innings pitched. Alex Cora is 11/27 off Cabrera in the past, so look for him to get the start at short.
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