Boston 2, Toronto 0 (bottom of the 8th)

It’s pretty simple, actually. Terry Francona, having zero margin for error at this late stage, gave the ball to Eric Stoltz, instead.

The AP is reporting that Jon Lester’s hospital visits have revealed the rookie LHP has a treatable form of lymphoma.

Tom Glavine, making his first start since being diagnosed with a circulation problem in his pitching hand, gave up 5 runs in Houston’s half of the 4th inning tonight, but the Mets have stormed right back, scoring 3 on David Wright’s opposite field double off David Borkowski. New York holds a 6-5 lead in the top of 6th, having knocked Wandy Rodriguez out after 4.

Minnesota’s Brad Radke, laboring through a painful ’06, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right shoulder. The Twins are trailing the Yankees tonight, 8-0 after 7 innings. A-Rod’s hit a pair of home runs, the first being a solo shot to left off Carlos Silva (4 IP, 6 runs, 4 earned)