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Albany, NY – Well the Red Sox rallied from 3 runs down to tie the game in the sixth, but they came up a bit short...

Last night in Boston, former Red Sox prospect Anthony Rizzo drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh, lifting San Diego over Boston 5-4. The Red Sox still lead the American League East by one game, after the Yankees-Reds match-up was postponed due to rain.

In New York, Ryan Sweeney had four hits, including an RBI single, as the resurgent A's cruised by the Mets 7-3. Oakland's won six straight.

In other Interleague action, Colorado beat Cleveland 4-3, Washington edged Seattle 6-5, Pittsburgh pounded Baltimore 9-3, Texas held off Houston 5-4 in 11, Atlanta downed Toronto 5-1, the White Sox got by the Cubs 3-2, Arizona breezed through Kansas City 7-2, Florida dropped the Angels 5-2, Milwaukee topped Tampa Bay 5-1, the Dodgers dumped Detroit 6-1, and Minnesota mauled San Francisco 9-2.

In the only national league contest, Ryan Howard's RBI single capped a 9-run eighth, as Philadelphia blasted St. Louis 10-2.

In NHL news, the Bruins' Stanley Cup-winning conquest of the Canucks stands as the most-watched National Hockey League game on American television since the 1970s. The Nielsen Company says the game drew about 8.5 million viewers to NBC last week.

The New York Times is reporting the Rangers and Flyers will play at Citizens Bank Park in the next Winter Classic game. The annual outdoor game will be played on Jan. 2, because Sunday, Jan. 1 is scheduled to be the final week of the NFL's regular season...

Scheduled, that is, because a new collective bargaining agreement between NFL owners and players has not been reached. Several sources say Commissioner Roger Goodell will meet with players' association representatives today and tomorrow in Boston.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.