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Game 42: May 19, 2007
WinBraves 14 W: John Smoltz (6-2) 26-17, 1 game winning streak
9-2-3 series record
Red Sox 0 L: Devern Hansack (0-1) 29-13, 1 game losing streak
11-2-2 series record
Highlights(?): Kelly Johnson didn’t hit for the cycle; he fell a single short. Smoltz didn’t tally his 200th win; it was just his 199th. Hansack wasn’t injured when he was hit by Edgar Renteria’s comebacker in the fourth inning, whereas Yankee rookie starting pitcher Darrell Rasner succumbed to a batted ball in the first inning, breaking his right index finger which will leave him out of action for three months.

Shrouded in mist and past triumphs the Red Sox could not dispel the specter of John Smoltz. Smoltz dismissed Red Sox batters seven times over seven innings, racking up his 2,833th strikeout to surpass Micky Lolich into 17th place on the all-time punchout list. The bearer of the pornstache permitted three hits and walked one in the shutout. Happy belated birthday, codger.

Meanwhile, former teammate and pride of Billerica Tom Glavine summed his 295th win against the Yankees. Local boy did well and helped the Red Sox maintain a double-digit lead over the American League New York ball club. Much obliged for the assist, Mr. Glavine.

Converted outfielder to second baseman Kelly Johnson said saucily, “That was probably the weirdest doubleheader that I’ve been a part of, but I think we got them overall.” Thanks for the bulletin board material, Johnson.

In the fifth, Edgar Renteria flashed leather Red Sox fans were unfamiliar with during his tenure here. Alex Cora lightly lined just over Renteria’s reach, but the Braves shortstop hopped high enough to snowcone the ball for the out. Appreciate the belated defensive prowess, E.

Alarms went off in eighth in the Fenway luxury areas. It signaled the end of the Red Sox’s winning streak with Cora in the starting lineup, but it was also a call to arms as the home town team seeks to defend their territory and secure the series this afternoon.

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