Wednesday, April 22, 2009
MERCY RULE/RAIN GIVES SOX A WIN
The Red Sox claimed the first game of their attempted doubleheader against the Twins, behind a solid effort from Tim Wakefield, and a trio of 2 run homers. Youkilis hit a 2 run shot in the 1st, then Nick Green in the 2nd, then Mike Lowell in the 3rd. The rains came in the bottom of the 7th with the Sox up 10-1, which made the game easy to call for both teams. The Sox get a win, the Twins don't have to waste an inning+ of mop-up bullpen work.
Third time in 5 games the Sox have put up 10+ runs, 4th time in 6 games they've scored 8+.
The Man of the Game is Mike Lowell, who was 3 for 4 with a homer, a double, 3 RBI, a run, and was on 3rd base with 1 out when the game was suspended.
They'll try to get the nightcap in, but I'm not too optimistic. Francisco Liriano faces Brad Penny. This game was going to be mere intermission entertainment during the Bruins game, so I could care less.
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer