Saturday, May 28, 2011

Red Sox On Top At Last

It took 51 games, but your Boston Red Sox now sit atop the AL East after a 6-3 win over the Tigers. Tim Wakefield was again superb, going seven solid innings. The HR barrage continued apace, with Jacoby and CC going yard.

With the Yankees loss in Seattle, Boston assumed first place with a record of 29-22. That means that since the 0-6 start, the Carmine Hose have gone 29-16—a .644 clip. They have won 12 of their last 14. They are on-fire offensively, and weathering the loss of Lackey and Dice-K very well, thank you.

As if Memorial Day weekend couldn't get any better, the Bruins are now in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1990, winning Game 7 last night (1-0) in a contest that saw no penalties—for the first time in an NHL playoff game in 22 years. They look to capture their first Cup since George McGovern carried Massachusetts. Epic stuff here in Beantown.