SEATTLE — Tim Lincecum’s last known address is tucked behind a partial fence, just off a sloped dead-end street near the shores of Lake Washington. Getting to the front door of the barn-red building requires crossing a short bridge. It feels like walking the plank. This is where I rang the doorbell over the course of a few days last week. It’s been said that nearly a third of Bigfoot sightings come from the Pacific Northwest, so this was my best bet at finding the elusive, mythical, shaggy creature known as The Freak. No such luck. Lincecum, the Giants’ two-time Cy Young Award winner, never answered the door, and neither did anyone else. Whenever I pressed the doorbell, the lone stirring came
BALTIMORE -- Roaring from behind and then finally winning in extra innings, the Boston Red Sox did more than merely maintain their lead in the AL East. They showed their mettle, a characteristic that should come in handy during the postseason. Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run single in the 11th inning, Mookie Betts had four RBIs and Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games. Xander Bogaerts homered and scored three runs for the Red Sox, who remained three games ahead of the second-place Yankees in the AL East and reduced to four their magic number for clinching a playoff berth. Boston erased a five-run deficit with a six-run fifth inning and needed 10
The Texas Rangers look to go for a sweep in Seattle tonight, and will do so with Carlos Gomez back in the lineup for the first time since leaving the team’s September 9 game with a sprained ankle. With Gomez in the lineup, and lefty James Paxton on the mound for Seattle, Nomar Mazara is getting a day off. The lineup: DeShields — LF Choo — RF Elvis — SS Beltre -- DH Gallo — 1B Gomez -- CF Chirinos — C Odor — 2B Middlebrooks -- 3B Cole Hamels pitches for Texas tonight.