Wednesday, September 19, 2012

'Worst Evers' Win Fourth Of Five; Beat Rays, 7-5

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''We're just not playing well and we've got to figure it out relatively quick - not relatively quick, very quickly.'' Terry Francona, circa September 18th 2011? Nope, Joe Maddon, circa September 18, 2012. As the Devil Dogs continued their spiral toward Fall Golf, the suddenly surging Red Sox have won four of their last five. Last night, Boston took advantage of more lousy Tampa fielding and spanked the Rays, 7-5 behind another good outing by Felix Doubront—giving up just one hit over six innings. Ellsbury, Pedroia, Salty, Loney and Lavarnway (big two-run double) knocked in the runs. Boston is now poised to sweep Tampa, and effectively put them out of playoff contention. Oh, and by the way, the Orioles beat the A's last night/this morning in 18 innings, 4-2 and are back in a first-place tie with the Evil Ones.