Extra Bases

History…the exhausting kind

If you hung in there to the bitter end, give yourselves a standing O, although I imagine many of you were on your backs when you watched Paps get the last three outs of a 9-6 Sox win.

You sat in on history….more of the garden than the Barry variety, but history nonetheless. The game went 4 hours and 2 minutes, which ties the record for the longest 9-inning game in Angels history.

Okaji got the win…he’s 3-0….but Tito paid tribute for Mike Timlin getting four outs when they needed them, allowing the pen to line up nicely after Pedroia broke a 6-all tie with his HR.

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If Timlin had been KO’d, Tito said, the bullpen–and the Sox–would have been in for a long night.

So the Sox get out of town with a win in three games against the Halos, and headed for the airport and a red-eye to Baltimore. Traveling secretary Jack McCormick said if all goes according to plan, they should arrive in the Charm City by about 10 a.m. Hope the AC is working.

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