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|Friday, 26 October 2007 01:49|
Friday, Oct. 26
No games scheduled.
-Mike Lowell, Red Sox, hit a tiebreaking double in the fifth inning and Boston held on to defeat Colorado 2-1.
Curt Schilling allowed one run and four hits in 5 1-3 innings in Boston's 2-1 win over Colorado on Thursday to become the second 40-year-old starter to win a World Series game in what may have been his last start for the Red Sox. He improved to 11-2 with a 2.23 ERA in 19 postseason starts.
Down 0-2 in their first World Series, Colorado is heading home, where they have won 11 of their last 12 games and were an NL-best 51-31 during the season. The Rockies will have to reverse an ominous trend: Of the 50 previous teams that took a 2-0 lead in the World Series, 39 went on to win - including six straight and 12 of the last 13.
Boston won their sixth straight World Series game, including a sweep of St. Louis in 2004, with a 2-1 victory over Colorado on Thursday.
``This was the Pap-ajima show tonight. That was just phenomenal to watch.'' - Red Sox Game 2 starter Curt Schilling, on 3 2-3 innings of shutout relief from Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon that sealed a 2-1 Boston win on Thursday and put the Red Sox up 2-0 in the Series.
1911 - Danny Murphy of Philadelphia had four hits as the Athletics beat the New York Giants 13-2 to win the World Series in six games. The A's put the game out of reach with a seven-run seventh inning.
1985 - Dane Iorg's two-run single and a disputed call by first base umpire Don Denkinger in the ninth inning gave the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and tied the World Series after six games. St. Louis scored its run on a bloop single by Brian Harper in the eighth inning.
1997 - Edgar Renteria ended one of the most thrilling Game 7s, singling with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Florida Marlins their first World Series championship with a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. The 5-year-old Marlins became the youngest expansion team to win a championship.
1998 - The New York Mets announced All-Star catcher Mike Piazza agreed to a seven-year, $91 million contract, the richest deal in baseball history.
2000 - The New York Yankees became the first team in more than a quarter-century to win three straight World Series championships, beating the New York Mets 4-2. The Yankees matched the Oakland Athletics' three in a row from 1972-74, and won their fourth title in five years.
2005 - Jermaine Dye singled home the only run in the eighth, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 1-0 to win their first World Series title in 88 years. Chicago's sweep, its eighth straight postseason win and 16th in 17 games overall, made it the second team to go through the postseason 11-1 since the extra round of playoffs was added in 1995, joining the 1999 Yankees.
Today's birthday: Jesus Flores 23; Francisco Liriano 24; Mark Sweeney 38.