Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sox Surge Into First Place In Bronx

After facing 0-6 and 2-10 records this year, the Red Sox have battled all the way to the top of the toughest division in baseball. The Sox smoked the Evil Ones for the second straight night, scoring an 11-6 win at The Concrete Bunker on 161st Street.

Tim Wakefield lasted 5 1/3, giving up 5 earned runs—but bravely played the attrition game after being staked to a 7-0 lead. Papi, Drew and Crawford homered in the win, which saw the Sox pummel the Tattooed Twit (A.J. Burnett) for 8 runs in 5 2/3.

Boston can go for their second road sweep at Baghdad by the Hudson as Beckett faces off against Sabathia tomorrow.