Web Analytics and Web Statistics by NextSTAT The Boston Sports Nut: Red Sox, Lester, Papi, Manny topple Yankees 9-2

Monday, July 28, 2008

Red Sox, Lester, Papi, Manny topple Yankees 9-2

July 27. BOSTON. MA --Manny Ramirez might be happier if the Red Sox traded him. On Sunday night he showed why they shouldn't. Love him or hate him.

The quirky slugger caused a pregame stir by saying he'd be open to a deal. Then he went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs in a revived Boston offense that ruined the New York Yankees perfect post-All-Star break record with a 9-2 win. Curious comments and stinging line drives -- just Manny being Manny.

lot of things," Mike Lowell said. "Some of them are entertaining. Some of them make you roll your eyes and spin your head. But it seems like every time after he says something he goes 3-for-4 so maybe we should encourage him to say something like that." Trading their cleanup hitter, who is 22-for-47 in his last 13 games, seems unlikely for a team just one game behind AL East leader Tampa Bay and two ahead of third-place New York, which is 8-1 since the All-Star Game. In his third game since missing 45 with a left wrist injury, Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs.

Jon Lester (9-3) stayed unbeaten since his last loss on May 25 with his sixth win in nine starts despite working out of trouble in four of the first five innings. He could relax with a 7-0 lead after four. Boston finished with 15 hits.

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