J. D. Drew was 3-4, David Ortiz smacked a two-run homerun and Curt Schilling pitched for 6 innings earning his 9th victory as the Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3.
With New York losing in extra innings to the Devil Rays and the Red Sox win the magic number is now 3 games for Boston to clinch the American League East Division title.
Schilling earned the win throwing no walks and struck out 6 Oakland Athletics which is a good sign for Schilling getting ready for the playoff stretch run.
Manny Ramirez was 1-2 in the game with a single to right field batting from the second slot in his return to the lineup.
Jacoby Ellsbury had two RBi’s in the contest and went 1-4 on the night.