Boston Red Sox beat Florida Marlins 8 - 2 in game 64 of season
Tim Wakefield continued his bid to become a first-time All-Star, tossing six innings of two-run ball for his team-leading ninth win and ninth quality start.
Wakefield was backed by a six-run fourth, which included David Ortiz's season-high three RBIs -- a homer and two-run single.
Marlins - 001 010 000 - 2 7 1
Red Sox - 011 600 00x - 8 13 0
Wakefield (6-6-2-1-4, 93) earned his 173rd win as a Red Sox pitcher. He needs only 20 more to surpass Cy Young and Roger Clemens and become the team's new all-time leader. If all goes well, it should come in the latter half of next season.
The Red Sox reminded the Marlins why they own the best home record in baseball last night, with a 9-3 victory, powered by David Ortiz (2 for 3, HR, 3 RBI), Jacoby Ellsbury (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 SB) and Tim Wakefield (6.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 SO).
Wake is now 9-3, putting him just one victory behind "Mr. Complete Game" Roy Halladay for the best mark in the AL. But Timmy isn't getting any love from the All-Star voters...