The Boston Red Sox offense took off again last night. Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis were the only 2 starters not to have an RBI in the game. Ellsbury hit a 3 run blast off Ron Mahay and Jed Lowrie and JD Drew added 2 RBIs apiece to pace the Sox to a 8 - 2 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Jason Giambi and Sidney Ponson sur the Yankees to a 5 - 3 win in Texas. The Yanks also lost newly aquired catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a knee injury after David Murphy took him out at the plate. In other Yankee news Joba Chamberlain was placed on the 15 day DL.
The Tampa Bay Rays used some heroics to stay 3 games up on the Sox in the AL East. Carlos Pena capped a 6 run 9th inning with a 3 run HR to top the Cleveland Indians 10 - 7.
The Chicago Cubs kept a 5 game lead over Milwaukee Brewers by beating the Houston Astros 11 - 4. Alfonso Soriano and Mark DeRosa powered the Cubbies with a 3 run HR and a grand slam respectively.
Rickie Weeks best day of his career at the plate (4 hits) helped the Brew Crew keep pace with the Chicago Cubs, beating Cincinnatti Reds 6 - 3.
Kyle Kendrick pitched a gem last night for the Philadelphia Phillies and Ryan Howard homered to power the Phils over the Florida Marlins 5 - 0. The win opened a 2 1/2 game lead over the Marlins and 3 full games over the Mets in the NL East.
Pedro Martinez and the New York Mets couldn't hold down the San Diego Padres, losing 4 - 2. Brian Giles and Chase Headley both homered to help power the Pads.
Derek Lowe lasted only 3 1/3 innings allowing 8 runs in that span, getting the loss in St Louis' win over the LA Dodgers 9 - 6. Albert Pujols and his grand slam help St Louis continue to play wild card killer.
The Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins kept status quo in the tightest divisional race in MLB right now. Minnesota topped Seattle 7 - 3, and the Pale Hose topped the Tigers 5 - 1.
The Brett Favre saga is over, as previously reported by the Central Maine Sports Blog. The Jets traded a conditional 2009 4th Round pick for Favre. If Favre lights up Broadway, the draft pick could be a 2nd or even a 1st round pick.
That's it...tomorrow we will get back to reporting real NFL stories.
The Boston Celtics will raise Banner 17 to the rafters October 28th in front of King James and his Cleveland Cavaliers.
The San Diego Clippers...ooops sorry I'm old....Los Angeles Clippers have acquired Steve Novak from the Houston Rockets.
Greg Oden will finally take an NBA court against the West Champ Los Angeles Lakers.