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Betancourt strikes again

Tireless reliever remains in zone

For the second straight game, Manny Ramírez (eighth-inning pop fly) couldn't come through against Rafael Betancourt. For the second straight game, Manny Ramírez (eighth-inning pop fly) couldn't come through against Rafael Betancourt. (JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Michael Vega
Globe Staff / October 16, 2007

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He threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. He entered Saturday night's game in the seventh and struck out Manny Ramírez to end the inning, then went on to retire five consecutive batters before allowing his only hit in a scoreless ninth, which he highlighted with an incredible 11-pitch duel with ... (Full article: 632 words)

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