Category: Cleveland Indians

De Ja Vu… Ellsbury Comes Through

Two nights ago (8/2/11), the Boston Red Sox won a 1-run game against the Cleveland Indians off a Jacoby Ellsbury walk-off hit that scored Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Last night (8/3/11), the Boston Red Sox won a 1-run game against the Cleveland Indians  off a Jacoby Ellsbury walk-off home run that scored the game winning run.

These are Jacoby Ellsbury’s first two walk off hits in his career and the come in consecutive games.  Things are clicking for the Red Sox and although the offense cooled down a bit, they are finding ways to keep the Yankees at bay.

The Red Sox hold a 1 game lead against the Yankees in the AL East race.  The AL East has quite a good standing in the MLB this season… 4 out of 5 teams have winning records (Baltimore, of course, being the one without a winning record).

Boston plays one more game with Cleveland before a weekend series with the Yankees at Fenway Park.  This season, Boston holds a 5-1 record against the hated Yankees.

American League East

Team W L PCT GB
Boston 68 41 .624
NY Yankees 67 42 .615 1.0
Tampa Bay 57 52 .523 11.0
Toronto 56 54 .509 12.5
Baltimore 43 64 .402 24.0

 

 

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28 Runs in 2 Games!

It appears that swinging the bat is not a problem for the Boston Red Sox.  Last night, the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 14-1, the night before, the Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 14-2.

What’s going on?  Are the Sox that good or did they run into 2 struggling squads back to back?

No complaints either way! The Boston Red Sox have moved into a tie for first place in the AL East with the New York Yankees.  The Yankees have a slightly better winning percentage because they have played 2 fewer games but the Red Sox look to keep up their winning ways and claim 1st spot to themselves.

Last night’s win for the Sox also brought their road record to .500!  Now they have a winning home record and a winning road record.  Keep it up boys!

It’s actually humorous to look at the standings for the AL Central right now.  The top two teams in the AL Central both show their last game as a loss to Boston giving up 14 runs…

Central W L PCT GB L10 STRK HOME ROAD LAST GAME NEXT GAME
Cleveland 30 17 .638 6-4 L2 19-6 11-11 5/25 vs BOS, L 2-14 5/27 @ TB, 7:10 PM
Detroit 25 24 .510 6.0 4-6 L1 13-9 12-15 5/26 vs BOS, L 1-14 5/27 vs BOS, 7:05 PM