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Posted By Alex Belth On August 22, 2003 @ 1:05 pm In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

The Red Sox got a scare yesterday when Pedro Martinez was a late scratch with the flu. But the night ended well for Red Sox Nation as Cassey Fossum stepped in and the Red Sox creamed [1] Oakland’s rookie sensation Rich Harden and the A’s, 14-5 [2]. The Sox now trail Oakland by one game in the wildcard race, and the Yankees by seven games in the AL East (eight in the loss column).

Meanwhile, Jose Contreras [3] will start for the Yankees on Sunday, leaving Jeff Weaver’s immediate future up in the air. Tyler Kepner [4] has a nice appreciation of the Yankees other famous import, the sure and steady Godziller Matsui, in the Times today.

The Yanks host the Orioles this weekend, while the Mariners visit Boston.

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[1] Red Sox creamed: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2003/08/21/red_sox_use_their_bats_to_beat_oakland/

[2] 14-5: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/22/sports/baseball/22wild.html

[3] Jose Contreras: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/110767p-100084c.html

[4] Tyler Kepner: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/22/sports/baseball/22matsui.html

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