Yesterday the Red Sox defeated the Orioles 7-5, largely on Victor Martinez's 3-run double (right) in the 7th inning. The Sox are currently 9 games behind the Yanks, at 81-58, while they are 2 games ahead of Texas for the Wild Card. If the Sox win one more game this year, then they have clinched a winning record on the season. Personally I think that the trade for Victor Martinez was a very good one, and even though they traded a cog in their bullpen, they needed a catcher more at the time, and Masterson is not performing on the Indians, he is 1-4 in 7 games there. For the remainder of the week, the Sox are going to play the Rays at Fenway after taking a night off tonight. I think the Sox have a good chance at the playoffs this year!