After a frustrating, inconsistent few weeks, the Red Sox finally unearthed some Pedro Cerrano magic tonight. Things that went right:
Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the lineup.
Adrian Gonzalez homered (twice) for the first time since July 30th.
The Red Sox scored 11 runs for the first time since July 27th, after averaging just four runs per game this month.
Boston won in Arlington for the first time in five tries this year.
The Yankees lost, allowing the Red Sox to reclaim a share of the AL East lead (otherwise known as the Not Playing Texas in the ALDS Prize)
David Ortiz announced post-game that he intends to play tomorrow night.
John Lackey's ERA fell below 6.00 for the first time since the Bush administration.
Seriously, where was Tim Wakefield tonight? The only thing missing was a 200th win celebration. Tito should have just put him in after the top of the first. Lackey can surely donate one of his 12 WINS.