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Game 105: August 4, 2009 ∙ 13 innings
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H: Hideki Okajima (21)
BS: Daniel Bard (1)
L: Takashi Saito (2-3)
62-43, 1 game losing streak
W: Lance Cormier (2-1)
59-48, 2 game winning streak
Highlights: Paul McCartney is still touring; in fact the Yankee fan is going to perform at Fenway while the Red Sox visit their AL East rivals. Terry Francona sported John Lennonesque circular glasses. The Beatles released 13 albums (if you count Magical Mystery Tour). Spooky!

It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log, but instead I watched 13 innings of futility.

All day long I looked forward to this game. Please please me and get this win; with a sweep of a two-game series the Red Sox would create a little more space between Boston and Tampa Bay for the wild card. Come on! (Come on!)

But they said stop and I said go go go. Oh no.

Jon Lester tried to make amends to home plate umpire Jerry Layne for showing the official up on a pitch to Willy Aybar. We can work it out. Lester struck out 10 but lasted only six innings.

Help! He needs somebody. Not just anybody. How about a kid that throws 100 miles an hour?

Daniel Bard took the mound with two runners on and two out. He allowed a run to score on Jason Bartlett’s single to short, but Lester was still in line for the win. And we do appreciate him being round.

Evan Longoria changed that with a wave of his bat in the eighth. Losing the lead discomfited Bard greatly. He walked Ben Zobrist and then threw 100 MPH... all the way down the right field line when attempting to throw out Aybar at first. The fool on the hill.

J.D. Drew quickly indicated that the ball was lodged, which means the ball was dead and it was up the the officials to place the runners. Amazingly the Rays didn’t take the lead in the eighth.

Yesterday (which is when the game seemed to start after getting to the 13th frame) all their troubles seemed so far away. But Longoria is here to stay.

Get back to where you once belonged.

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