J.D. Drew, given another chance in right field to climb out of his postseason slump, drove in five runs for the Boston Red Sox, behind another shiny postseason performance from veteran Curt Schilling Saturday night.
As the Red Sox bitch-slapped the Cleveland Indians 12-2 to tie up the ALCS at three games apiece, Schilling went seven innings and allowed just two runs on six hits with 5 strikeouts and no walks. This victory improves his career postseason record to an impressive 10-2. Way to go, buddy!
Tribe starter Fausto Carmona, who failed to get any outs in the third, was tagged for seven runs on six hits with 2 K's, including a first-inning grand slam by Drew.
Jacoby Ellsbury, who replaced Coco Crisp in the starting lineup last night, went 1-for-5 with an RBI single in Boston's 6-run third.
This series is a bit refreshing after 4 of the 5 previous ended in sweeps. As Schilling put it, "There's nothing, I think, funner in sports than a Game 7."Since their two starting aces lost games 5 and 6, the Indians are hoping Jake Westbrook can save their season at 8:07pm ET Sunday night.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox turn to their $100 million man Daisuke Matsuzaka, who couldn't make it through the fifth inning in either of his previous postseason starts.
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Posted by Sooze on 10/21/2007
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