Here’s A Nice ESPN Timeline Of Last Night’s Events

From ESPN.com:

Time Site Event
7:10 ATL First pitch
7:10 BAL First pitch
7:11 TB First pitch
7:19 ATL Ryan Howard double gives Phillies lead
7:21 TB Curtis Granderson scores on Ben Zobrist error
7:27 ATL Sac fly by Chipper Jones ties game at 1
7:49 BAL Red Sox take lead on Dustin Pedroia single
7:54 TB Mark Teixeira grand slam gives Yankees 5-0 lead
8:03 ATL Dan Uggla homer puts Braves up 3-1
8:06 BAL Red Sox trail on J.J. Hardy homer
8:06 HOU First pitch
8:20 BAL Alfredo Simon balks home Marco Scutaro to tie game
8:24 HOU Nick Punto singles home fifth run of first inning
8:35 TB Second homer for Teixeira gives Yankees 6-0 lead
8:36 BAL Pedroia homer gives Red Sox 3-2 lead
8:52 TB Andruw Jones homers to give Yankees 7-0 lead
9:07 ATL Jack Wilson error cuts Braves’ lead to 3-2
9:34 BAL Rain delays game
9:56 ATL Chase Utley sacrifice fly scores Pete Orr to tie game
10:11 ATL Wilson strikes out to send game to extra innings
10:17 TB Bases-loaded walk gets Rays on the scoreboard
10:18 HOU Allen Craig homer gives Cardinals final margain of victory
10:23 TB Evan Longoria homer pulls Rays within one of Yankees
10:26 HOU Cardinals win 8-0
10:27 TB Johnny Damon popout ends six-run Rays rally
10:33 ATL Michael Martinez snags deep fly to send game to 11th
10:47 TB Pinch-hitter Dan Johnson ties game at 7 with home run
10:58 BAL Game resumes
11:13 ATL Martin Prado grounds out to end Phillies’ threat in 12th
11:18 BAL Scutaro thrown out at home to preserve one-run game
11:28 ATL Hunter Pence blooper gives Phillies lead in 13th
11:40 ATL Phillies win 4-3
11:59 BAL Nolan Reimold double ties game in bottom of ninth
12:02 BAL Robert Andino game-winning single: Orioles win 4-3
12:05 TB Longoria game-winning homer: Rays win 8-7 in 12

[ESPN}

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The One Where A Yankees Fan Waited To Serve Erik Bedard Child Support Papers Till His Start In A Highly Competitive AL Wild Card Race

You can’t make this stuff up. From the New York Post:

Hours before taking the mound for the reeling Red Sox against the Orioles Tuesday night at Fenway Park, pitcher Erik Bedard was served with papers in a child support case, The Post has learned.

Bedard was served with papers from Massachusetts Probate and Family Court at Fenway Park at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The papers were served by lifelong Yankees fan Tom Cabral, who was acting on behalf of Bedard’s ex-girlfriend Courtney Roberts.

“The Red Sox were very cooperative,” Cabral told The Post. “They asked me if I could serve these tomorrow because he was starting tonight. My position was, my client wants it served today, and that’s what I have to do.”

Cabral didn’t bother to hide the fact he is a Yankees fan. In fact, he proudly wore a Yankees shirt while he served Bedard the papers.

“When I walked in I was like, I’m a Yankees fan, but I’m not trying to (give you a hard time),” Cabral said. “I told him that and said, sorry, I’ve got to do this. But he said it was no problem. I handed him the copies of all the documents and he signed them.

“(The Red Sox) legal department was joking with me about it … they were saying, ‘That’s why you’re so adamant about doing it today … you’re a Yankees fan.’”

Bedard being served is the latest headache for Boston. After losing to the Orioles, 7-5, the Red Sox are 5-15 in September, and have watched their lead over Tampa Bay in the American League Wild Card race shrink to two games (one in the loss column).

Hilarious. Too bad the Rays couldn’t capitalize last night.

[New York Post]

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