Don't look for any info on Wednesday night's Red Sox-Angels game in our paper or any other paper on the East Coast for that matter. It took five hours to play and the Angels won it in 13 innings, 5-3 -- after enduring a 2-hour, 35-minute rain delay in the fifth inning. Bobby Abreu's game-winning single off Dice-K, who was pressed into relief, came at 2:36 a.m. and the last out was at 2:45 to finally wrap up the Angels' first win in seven tries against the Sox this season.
There were plenty more bizarre entries in this one. The Angels had a combined no-hitter going until Jed Lowrie's single in the seventh, which came just before midnight. Boston tied it with two runs in the bottom of the ninth, and Jacoby Ellsbury's down-to-his-last-strike RBI single forced extra innings.
In the 12th, Kevin Youkilis just missed a walkoff home run over the Green Monster. The ball hit the top of the wall and the Angels threw out Marco Scutaro at home. Bobby Jenks, who's been brutal all year, came up with a tight arm and Dice-K had to make his first relief outing in the 13th.
"When I showed up today, I didn't think I'd be talking to you guys at 3 in the morning," Boston manager Terry Francona told reporters afterward.
I feel for my media brethren in the press box. A long night, all the leads to their stories torn up by the Boston rally in the ninth, and then there's this point: The teams have a day game today at 1:30. The clubhouses open at 10 a.m.
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