Manny Ramirez broke a 5-5 tie with a mammoth home run over everything as part of an eighth inning explosion in the 11-5 Sox win. The Sox are back in first place. Nick Cafardo, Michael Silverman, Steven Krasner, and Tom Yantz have game stories.

Marvin Pave has the details on the Sox signing David Ortiz to an extension. Silverman tells us in his notebook that Williamson needs to shut it down for a while and was placed on the 15 day DL. There is also the news of the Sox interest in Raul Mondesi and some quotes from Nomar Garciaparra who says he is still not ready but is making