In a bizarre game at Fenway Park, the Red Sox defeated the A’s 3-2 in 10 innings after Manny Ramirez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. The Red Sox scored their runs on a wild pitch, a home run from David Ortiz and the hit batsman. In the tenth inning, when the Red Sox scored the winning run, they loaded the bases on a Tony Graffanino double, Johnny Damon sacrificed him to third, then Edgar Renteria was hit by a pitch, Ortiz intentionally walked, and Ramirez hit by a pitch. The Red Sox offense is in a bit of slump right now, and only another great outing from Tim Wakefield saved them. Wake went nine inning again, with Timlin pitching the 10th and picking up the win. (Doesn’t that just seem wrong?)
Anyhow, here is boxscore from Red Sox.com.
You can get a number of the stories on the Red Sox Daily Links page.
Check out the stories on the game from the West coast on the Bay Area Sports page, former A Keith Foulke is the subject of at least one headline out there.
The Yankees won again, as they continue their hot streak. Get the news from Gotham City at the New York Sports News page. The Times has a reporter covering the Red Sox with a story, the Daily News has a piece on Foulke and Pedro Martinez is a major story after his complete-game shutout of the Braves.
I missed out on linking to Jim Baker in the Nashua Telegraph yesterday, and the old time media reporter had this tidbit on the John Dennis/Ryen Russillo feud:
The week's most juicy story has WWZN's Ryen Russillo huddling with a top Boston lawyer to contemplate a major lawsuit against WEEI's John Dennis, who left a very profane phone message, accusing Russillo of hitting on his Dennis' daughter, Emily, while allegedly drunk at a party. Russillo denies the allegation, but has the curses-loaded tape, which found its way onto the Internet.
Now a big question is: Who besides Dennis may be sued over possible serious damage to Russillo's career? He was suddenly dropped from WBCN-FM's Patriots postgame show and Dennis denies he had Patriots boss Bob Kraft or his son, Jonathan, sack him. Any suit may also involve WEEI officials who employ Dennis.
Stay tuned, this could be getting ugly.
I thought that the Patriot Ledger had a very strong sports section today, with coverage of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Boston College.
A busy sports viewing day. Here are the highlights (Not the complete schedule) as TNT kicks off coverage from the New Hampshire International Speedway at Noon. FOX has Mets/Braves at 1:00. Channel 7 has Notre Dame/Michigan State at 3:30. NESN has Red Sox/A’s at 7:00. ESPN has Boston College/Florida State at 7:45. CBS as Tennessee/Florida at 8:00.