Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sox Find Ray Of Sunshine; Pummel Tampa, 11-3

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
They sent out seven rookies last night and scored a ton of runs. Is this a portent of things to come in 2015? The Red Sox eviscerated the Rays on Wednesday 11-3—and in the process reduced their Bobby Valentine Magic Number to 1 with four games left. Garin Cecchini (first MLB HR), Xander Bogaerts (2-4, 3 RBIs) and Anthony Ranaudo ( 7 IP, 2 ER) led the way for The Young Carmine Hose. The other RBIs came from Mookie Betts (1), Daniel Nava (2), Rusney Castillo (1), and Christian Vazquez (1). Tonight, expect touching ceremonies to mark the final 2014 appearance at Fenway of Ben Zobrist. Get to the park early.