Boston leads Tampa Bay, 5-1, in the bottom of the 8th. Assuming they hold on, that will put Boston back in front, 1/2 game in front of the Rays.
Josh Beckett pitched six strong, and a 3 run third gave Boston all of the runs it would need.
'Ol Sleepyhead, Craig Hansen, is pitching the ninth for Boston.
The announcers are ranting and raving about a hard slide by Coco Crisp on a steal attempt in the 8th. It was a hard slide, but what is the guy supposed to do? It's a close play, and his team is up by four? Childish rant by Sutcliffe.
Sleepyhead puts it away, and Boston is back in first place. And the Celtics are in the NBA finals starting tomorrow night.