The Baseball Desert

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Long ball

We're finally getting to see the postseason version of the Red Sox big bats that were so much a feature of the regular season. Two solo home runs - from Todd Walker and Manny Ramirez - in the top of the fifth mean that Boston now has a 4-0 lead over New York.

It's long-ball day over in Chicago too - the Cubs are leading the Marlins 8-0, thanks in large part to two homers from Sammy Sosa and one from Aramis Ramirez.