Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Hollywood couldn’t write better scripts. Day in and day out, the Boston Red Sox come up with some of the zaniest ways to win ball games. Last night’s extra-inning Mike Carp pinch-hit grand slam was just another chapter in this incredible season. The Sox now have a 9.5 game lead in the AL East and, ironically, have helped the Yankees get within one game of the second Wild Card spot by beating up on the Tampa Bay Rays. Man, that scoreboard operator in Tampa has been busy this series, don't ya think? Boston (89-58) attempts to sweep the Rays (78-66) tonight, earn their 90th win over the season and lower their Magic Number to clinch the East Division down to six. The Sox have a good shot at doing so with Jake Peavy on the mound. Peavy is 3-1 with a 3.55 ERA since joining the Red Sox. Here is the Red Sox lineup tonight (first pitch – 7:10 pm EDT): 1. Pedroia, 2B 2. Nava, RF 3. Ortiz, DH 4. Napoli, 1B 5. Saltalamacchia, C 6. Gomes, LF 7. Drew, SS 8. B...
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