Sox Beat O's Again DESPITE Mike Timlin
The Boston Red Sox were breezing in this one, up 6-1 going into the bottom of the ninth in Baltimore. But Mike Timlin had other ideas. A three run home run and three singles later, it was 6-5 and Lopez was pitching with two outs. Thankfully a ground ball to Alex Cora ended it as the Sox continued their mastery of the O's. They are 12-1 against them. Brace yourselves, but take that 12-1, combine it with the 16-2 record against the National League, and, well, you do the math. Not me!
Papi went 0-4 and stands at 48 home runs. Plenty of time. Which is more than I can say about his team. The Yankees are looking stronger and deeper with each passing day. We'll get 'em next year. But there is plenty left to savor in this fall-like month of September. A championship? Not this year. Not this Red Sox team. We root for Papi and his soon to be 50. And smile.