Stealing Signals: Raise That Roof.

Red Sox 6, Angels 3 – It’s the shit playoff legends are made of: tie game, bottom of the ninth, two on, and Manny Ramirez jacks it off of Francisco Rodriguez to take a 2-0 lead on the Angels with the series headed to Cali on Sunday. The Red Sox were able to tie the game in the first place due to a fan (and son of a team part-owner) nabbing a foul ball from catcher Jeff Mathis in the fifth. This one’s done, folks. Vlad Guerrero and Garret Anderson are banged up, and all the grit in the world can’t help the Angels here.

Indians 2, Yankees 1 – Someone listened to my plea for a plague upon the Yankees, and it seems Canadian soldiers are one of the few things that can rattle Joba Chamberlain. He gave up a run for the tie, and the game went to extras, where Luis Vizcaino proceeded to load the bases and give up the game-winning hit in the 11th to Travis Hafner with two outs. Scott Proctor couldn’t have done it any better. Alex Rodriguez is gonna catch hell for going 0-4, but it’s not like any other Yankee bothered to try and hit Fausto Carmona, not like they could over nine innings. Only Melky Cabrera was able to faze him by homering.

Photo: AP/Elise Amendola


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