Last night, the Red Sox suffered an awful loss to the Royals, squandering a 6-run lead in a 9-12 loss. One bright spot in this loss, was Tim Wakefield finally got to pitch after his first start being on September 5. He did not suffer the loss, but he did not pitch well, allowing 4 earned runs through five innings while walking 7. He is now 11-4 with a 4.33 ERA. He has only made 3 starts since the All-Star Break after starting out the season amazingly. Luckily for the Sox, the Yanks lost as well as Joe Saunders baffled them for 8.1 innings. Unforunately the Rangers won, pushing it to a still comfortable 7 game lead. Still, the Sox need to go right at this wild card position, or First Place, that would work too!