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You Can’t Sweep Us Twice In a Season

When the chips aren’t down, when it doesn’t matter, when the season isn’t on the line, John Lackey will come up big: 7 innings pitched, 5 hits, 1 earned run, no walks, 4 strikeouts.

Ryan Kalish’s broken bat single to lead off the fourth triggered a go-ahead rally. The shards flew into the stands but they didn’t seem to hurt anyone seriously. With Cubs rookie Tyler Colvin’s chest getting speared by pieces of a maple bat the serious safety issue is again in the spotlight. The data show that the rate of broken maple bats is down 50 per cent since 2008, but Bud Selig acknowledges that the league needs to do more.

David Ortiz homered into the Red Sox bullpen, a sight more entertaining than Jerry Remy in a tutu. There were more people stuffed into the NESN booth publicizing the Nutcracker than there are players on the disabled list.

In 2009 both of Josh Reddick’s four-baggers came against Baltimore and he hit his first home run of this season off an Oriole. His fifth inning solo shot landed about eight rows deep near the curve in right.

Perhaps to shore up ratings NESN has livened up the broadcast not only with costumed ballerinas but also with in-game interviews. Terry Francona’s sarcasm comes shining through in his banter with Don Orsillo. “He’s awesome,” gushed Francona about Adrian Beltre. The skipper continued, “He’s the opposite of being with you.”

Game 152: September 22, 2010
1L: Kevin Millwood (3-16)
2B: Ty Wigginton (28), Luke Scott (29)
WinRed Sox
6W: John Lackey (13-11)
2B: Adrian Beltre (46), Ryan Kalish (10)
HR: David Ortiz (31), Josh Reddick (1)

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