Wednesday, September 02, 2009


It wasn't completely easy, but the Sox won their first game in St. Petersburg since May 2nd. That was the only other Sox win in Tropicana Field this season.

Jonathan Papelbon deserves a lot of credit for the win. His 2 perfect innings were good for a Save, and wouldv'e made Dick Radatz cream in his pants. It was his first 2 inning outing since last year's ALCS.

JD Drew, Jason Bay, and Kevin Youkilis all homered. Ellsbury was 2 for 6 with 2 RBI. He knocked in the Sox first and last runs of the game. Both RBI came with 2 outs. He also made an outstanding catch in the 8th.

Wednesday night offers a tantalizing pitcher's duel. Josh Beckett faces Matt Garza. If the Sox win, they all but eliminate the Rays from Wild Card contention, so this is a much bigger game for Tampa Bay.


Photo Credits:
AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

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