Boston Red Sox logoBoston Red Sox

Red Sox Weekly Recap (Week 25)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26:  Daisuke Matsuzaka #18 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch against the New York Yankees on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Amanda BrunoCorrespondent ISeptember 27, 2009

The Boston Red Sox did a little damage this week, but not as much as one would have expected.

After completing the three-game sweep over the Baltimore Orioles, the Sox fought off the Kansas City Royals and split their four-game series at Kauffman Stadium.
The magic number clinch the American League Wild Card lowered to three, and has been stuck there since Thursday.
Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz were both brilliant in their outings, as they earned their 16th and seventh wins, respectively, on the season.
On Friday night against the New York Yankees, Jon Lester got drilled in the right leg and suffered from a contusion in his right quad, but is expected to be OK.
Daisuke Matsuzaka is looking even more impressive each time he starts. Despite taking the loss Saturday, he pitching seven dazzling innings, allowing six hits, a run, five walks, and striking out three. He was out-pitched by C.C. Sabathia, who allowed no runs and and one hit in seven innings of his own.
The Red Sox look to avoid a three-game sweep in the Bronx, and also want to avoid having the Yankees clinch the AL East in front of them. Paul Byrd is on the mound for Boston, squaring off against Andy Pettitte for New York.

Sunday, Sept. 20—Saturday, Sept. 26
Weekly record: 3-4
Overall record: 91-63
AL East standing: 2nd, 7.5 behind New York
AL Wild Card standing: 1st, 6.0 ahead of Texas
Runs scored: 43
Opponents' runs scored: 37
Home runs: 7; David Ortiz (3), Jason Bay (2), Jacoby Ellsbury (1), Victor Martinez (1)
Games left: 8
Weeks left: 1
Like what you see? Follow me on Twitter 

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices