If the Boston Red Sox didn't clinch a playoff spot early Wednesday morning, the whole state of Massachusetts would in a a full out panic attack, red alert, freak out mode. With the official bid into October, Terry Francona decided to rest all of the starters with the exception of David Ortiz and Alex Gonzalez, with Tim Wakefield on the mound. You could argue Casey Kotchman, Rocco Baldelli, and Jed Lowrie, but Lowrie hasn't been really the starting shortstop and he ended playing third base with Gonzalez at short. Pretty much it was a starting lineup you'd see in spring training.á The Toronto Blue Jays and Roy Halladay had fun kicking them around in a 12-0 shutout victory. Halladay went the distance and allowed only three hits, two walks, and had six strikeouts. Wakefield went for only thre ...
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