Friday, March 7, 2014
Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy was hit in the right wrist by a line drive in the sixth inning. According to media reports out of St. Petersburg, X-rays showed no break, and Peavy said he would be fine.
But of course there are concerns. Is it bruised? How bad? Will he undergo more detailed tests?
With the Red Sox 4-3 loss to the Rays, and both the A's and Yankees winning, the magic numbers stayed the same.
Red Sox 89-59
Rays 79-66 (8.5 games back)
Yankees 79-68 (9.5)
Orioles 77-69 (12)
BOSTON’S MAGIC NUMBERS
To clinch a playoff spot: 6
To clinch the AL East: 8
To clinch the best record in the AL: 13
Boston (14): Yankees (3), Orioles (3), Blue Jays (3), at Rockies (2), at Orioles (3).
Rays (17): at Twins (3), Rangers (4), Orioles (4), at Yankees (3), at Blue Jays (3).
Tampa Bay 79-66
New York 79-68 (1 game back)
Cleveland 78-68 (1.5)
Baltimore 77-69 (2.5)
Kansas City 77-69 (2.5)
Some of the series' this weekend: A's at Rangers, Royals at Tigers, Rays at Twins, Orioles at Blue Jays, Indians at White Sox.
Pitching match-ups for the Yankees-Red Sox series at Fenway:
Tonight: Hiroki Kuroda (11-10, 2.99) vs. John Lackey (9-12, 3.48)
Saturday: CC Sabathia (13-12, 4.82) vs. Jon Lester (13-8, 3.86)
Sunday: Ivan Nova (8-4, 3.17) vs. Clay Buchholz (10-0, 1.61)
In the minors, the International League championship series resumes tonight in Pawtucket. Durham and the PawSox tied 1-1.
Trenton, the Yankees Double-A affiliate, won the Eastern League title, beating Harrisburg 11-4, for a three-game sweep.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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