The Red Sox went down swinging last night, swinging and missing. Mirabelli, Varitek and Bellhorn each struck out in the ninth, ending a rally that scored two in the bottom of the ninth. It wasn’t enough, the Sox dropped this one 6-4, giving the series win to Cleveland.

Thirteen runners left on base. A starting pitcher left in too long. Sounds familiar. Can somebody please tell Terry Francona he has the best bullpen in baseball? It’s OK to use the pen before the seventh inning, Terry. Everyone on the planet could see Wakefield was struggling. This reminds me of something that I can’t quite put my finger on…

Manny, becoming an American citizen does not make you a faster runner. Caught stealing the other night, gunned down at the plate last night.

Meanwhile, the Yankees were getting spanked by Anaheim 11-2.