Thanks to an ugly 12-7 victory over Toronto
the Sox have moved into a tie for first place for the first time this year. That's five in a row for the Sox. Curt Schilling
and Manny Ramirez
both had mixed results on the day. Schilling pitched to his first win of the year while striking out 10. He didn't exactly look impressive though as he gave up 10 hits and 5 runs. His day would've been a lot easier had Manny be able to give him a little defensive help. Manny lost two balls in the sun (only one of them was called an error, but both were horrible plays) on back to back plays causing 2 of the runs that Schilling let up to be unearned. On the flip side of things, Manny hit 2 homers. One was absolutely crushed over everything in left. Manny has homered 4 times in the last three games and has seriously hit his stride this season. He also walked twice and knocked in 5. Johnny Damon
and Trot Nixon
were able to get on base in front of Manny today. Damon had 3 hits while Trot had 2. Both knocked in 2 runs and scored 3 runs between them. Damon also hit a ball deep to the warning track to right in his first at bat but Alex Rios
tracked it down.
In the same day the Yankees CRUSHED the D-Rays
19-8 after Georgie's pep talk to the team. While it is kind of impressive to score 19 runs against any team, it is pretty embarrassing for your new free agent pitcher to give up 8 against the Devil Rays.
Look for a minor league update to come sometime in the next 12 hours.