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    Sunday, August 3, 2008

    Sweeptacular Weekend: Red Sox Sweep Athletics

    What started out on Thursday like a dark day at the ballpark for the Boston Red Sox, turned into a sweeping victory for the local nine. This afternoon, behind the arm of Daisuke Matsuzaka, the Red Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-2 to take three out of three from the west coast foes.

    This leaves Red Sox Nation to wonder, was this sweep a direct correlation with the trade of Manny Ramirez for Jason Bay, who went 2-4 with two singles in the win and also had a homerun and a clutch triple in the series. It is easy to forget that what might have contributed to the sweep was the struggling of the A's who have lost six straight and find themselves at the bottom of the heap in the AL West.

    The weekend sweep didn't do much for the Red Sox in the standings who still find themselves 3 games back of the insanely lucky Tampa Bay DEVIL Rays. The Rays who took three from the Detroit Tigers have won 5 straight.

    The Red Sox have an off day tomorrow and then travel to Kansas City to take on the woeful Royals, that should be good for the soul.

    Click here for today's box score and WELCOME TO THE BAY STATE!!

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