Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bring It On!

The Red Sox wrapped up their 2007 regular season with a 3 - 2 loss to the Minnesota Twins today but it was a moot point as they secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs with Saturday's win. They managed to load the bases with one out in the ninth but Bobby Kielty and Doug Mirabelli both whiffed, giving the Twins' closer, Joe Nathan, his 37th save of the year.

Boston is well set up for the playoffs, as Terry Francona has given his regulars days off and held Curt Schilling back from the start today. Red reports that David Ortiz had a cortisone shot yesterday in his ailing knee and is already saying that he feels better. With Ortiz and Ramirez healthier and Mike Lowell continuing his stellar efforts, Boston's 3-4-5 spots in the order should be a major concern for the Angels in the ALDS.

The Red Sox Cy Young frontrunner, Josh Beckett, faces the Angels' John Lackey in the series opener on Wednesday at Fenway.

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