It's been a night of amazings and delays and extra innings, with the Red Sox and Orioles waiting out an hour-and-twenty-five-minutes rain delay. While the Sox were waiting, they were undoubtedly in the clubhouse watching the Rays mount their amazing comeback against the Yankees, the ultimate impact of which still isn't known.
After the rain delay, Alfredo Aceves got himself into some seventh-inning trouble by hitting two Orioles with pitches, but got himself out of it. The Red Sox almost added an insurance run in the eighth, but Marco Scutaro was out trying to score on Carl Crawford's double. In the bottom of the eighth, Daniel Bard needed only nine pitches to dispatch Baltimore.
The Red Sox mounted another threat in the ninth, and again they were denied, with Ryan Lavarnway grounding into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded.
Which brought Papelbon from the bullpen, with the Sox clinging to a one-run lead and the Rays trying to beat the Yankees in the bottom of the 11th. Stay tuned!