Game One...Boston Red Sox 4-3 Win!
The first place Boston Red Sox took the first game of Sunday's day/night doubleheader by the score of 4-3. The hot Big Papi tater sealed the victory and game two, after a brief ongoing rain delay, means that the game will start at 7:50pm EDT. Let's hope so. It was home run power that sealed it in the end. Tonight's matchup features our ace, Josh Beckett, going against the always tough and rough Justin Verlander. New first pitch time just released is 7:55pm EDT. That's a BIG IF. Go SOX...one more time today. Here is the AP brief summary of game one...
"DETROIT (AP) -- David Ortiz doesn't do a lot of pinch-hitting, so it's rare for him to hit a home run in that role.
So rare, in fact, that the last time was his first home run with the Red Sox.
Eight years later, Ortiz did it again, homering in the ninth inning off Jose Valverde to give Boston a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the opener of Sunday's day-night doubleheader.
"I don't like pinch-hitting too much, but I did just what I do as a DH," he said. "I went to the cages, took some swings and got loose."
Ortiz, hitting for Jarrod Saltalamacchia , worked a full count against the Tigers' closer, then hit a line drive over the scoreboard in right-center."
Oh Papi, our Big Papi. Have fun with game two, whenever it starts in rainy Detroit. I'll be back first thing in the morning. Thanks. GO SOX.