Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 8-7
So, was Jonathan Papelbon doing his best Muhammad Ali or Smokin' Joe Frazier impression yesterday afternoon as he pummeled Manny Ramírez near the first-base bag after another walkoff win by the Red Sox?
``I was Mike Tyson," proclaimed Papelbon, who with two scoreless innings in a 10-inning, 8-7 Red Sox win over the Baltimore Orioles reclaimed the title of reliable closer that he'd briefly relinquished this past week. ``That's the fun part of it. He knew what was coming....
Now a new twist to an old story line: the walkoff error.
And another sleepless night for Dominic DiMaggio.
Sometime next winter, when you crack open the Whitman's Sampler of Red Sox 2006 Walkoff Wins, you'll no doubt remember a stunning Saturday in the Park when anything and everything was possible. On a postcard-perfect afternoon, the slumping Sox got back on track, at least temporarily, with a 10-inning, 8-7 victory over their favorite cousins from Baltimore.