Red Sox Fall Into Wild-Card Tie with Rays

The Rays beat the Yankees 5-2 and the Orioles beat the Red Sox 6-3 Monday night meaning that there is a tie between the Sox and Rays for the wild-card with just two games left to play.

Hector Noesi started for the Yankees and once again pitched well until he neared the 50 pitch mark and then ran into a wall. Phil Hughes was among those who came on in relief. He pitched 1.2 innings and topped out at 93 mph.

Jorge Posada played some nice defense at first, throwing out a pair of runners at home plate.

The Red Sox loss was embarrassing considering the way it went down. Jacoby Ellsbury, one night after being the hero in the Bronx, dropped a ball in center field that allowed Robert Andino to score on an inside the park home run. That play ended up being the difference in the game as Josh Beckett just didn’t have his usual stuff.


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3 Responses to Red Sox Fall Into Wild-Card Tie with Rays

  1. Bronx Knight says:

    And who says dreams can't come true? Schadenfreude City here as Boston suffers one of the worst collapses in baseball history. Oh please let Boston and the Rays finish in a tie, then have a one-game playoff, so the survivor can be thoroughly discombobulated for the playoffs. Having said that, the Rays are a scrappy team and I wish them well (against non-Yanks).

  2. Frank Spero says:

    excellent jacoby dropped the ball the naext thing i want to see is jacoby tripping halfway between first and second on a steal try but first after four strike outs or getting caught just over the fence to stop one of his homers

  3. Marc Perez says:

    Ellsbury didn't drop that ball, it wasn't even close to an error. He barely lost it after colliding with the wall. If he had made that play it would have been a web gem.

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