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FINAL: Red Sox 9, Giants 5
The Red Sox didn't treat the Giants too well in San Francisco's first trip to Fenway in decades, completing a sweep of the Giants, 9-5.
The difference in the game was the five-run third, when five different players -- David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis, Mike Lowell and Doug Mirabelli -- all drove in a run.
Tim Wakefield got his seventh win of the season with 5 2/3 innings of work.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 5:03 PM | Permalink
Coco enters game
As expected -- heck, even Terry Francona mentioned that it would likely happen in his pre-game press conference -- Coco Crisp has entered the game to start the eighth as a defensive replacement for Wily Mo Pena in centerfield.
Though Pena didn't make any mistakes in center today, it was still an adventure watching him out there.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 4:30 PM | Permalink
Manny ties Thome, McCovey
With his blast into the Monster Seats, the 480th home run of his career, Manny Ramirez has tied former teammate Jim Thome for 25th on baseball's all-time list.
As it was his third RBI today, Ramirez also has 1,555 career runs batted in, tying him for 36th place all-time with former Giants great Willie McCovey.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 4:25 PM | Permalink
Bonds gets #748
What first appeared to be a routine pop-up to right field turned out to be home run number 748 for Barry Bonds.
While the Giants' slugger has been booed in every at-bat at Fenway this weekend, there was still a sizable contingent that was happy to be part of his march to history -- initially when the ball went over the wall to the Giants' bullpen, there were cheers, though after a few seconds boos were heard again.
Fenway is the 36th different ballpark Bonds has homered in and Tim Wakefield becomes the 441st different pitcher to surrender a homer to Bonds, a major league record. Boston's Curt Schilling is tied with three other pitchers for most HRs given up by one pitcher to Bonds, with eight.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 3:42 PM | Permalink
PawSox fall to Richmond, 3-1
After hitting two walk-off homers in one week, George Kottaras found himself at the plate with runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but was unable to deliver this time, as the Pawtucket Red Sox fell to the Richmond Braves, 3-1, today at McCoy stadium.
Abe Alvarez took the loss, dropping to 4-5 after giving up three hits and one earned run with four strikeouts and four walks over 6 2/3 innings.
Over the course of a week and a half, the Pawtucket Red Sox took three out of four games from Richmond down in Virginia, and then split a four-game series with the Braves here at McCoy.
That’s five out of eight against the top team in the Southern Division and a pitching staff that boasts the best ERA in the entire International League.
Posted by Carolyn Thornton at 3:37 PM to PawSox
Delcarmen called up; Donnelly to DL
Manny Delcarmen has been called up to Boston, as Brendan Donnelly has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 11, with tightness in his forearm.
In his pre-game press conference, manager Terry Francona said Donnelly first felt the tightness when he was warming up in the bullpen on Friday night. The right-hander tried to work through it, but bullpen coach Gary Tuck had him stop.
Francona said Delcarmen has been pitching "very well" with Pawtucket and that he won't hesitate to use the Boston native in any situation.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 11:43 AM | Permalink
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Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 11:23 AM | Permalink