Epstein: Schilling 'looked good'

Updated: October 18, 2004, 11:12 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling threw on the side Sunday, prompting an upbeat report from general manager Theo Epstein before Game 4 of the AL championship series against the New York Yankees.

Curt Schilling
APIf the Red Sox can win Game 5, Curt Schilling still might have a say in the ALCS.

"It's going fairly well right now for Curt, considering the circumstances," Epstein said. "He looked good, considering the circumstances."

Schilling led the major leagues with 21 wins during the regular season but allowed six runs in three innings when Boston lost the opener 10-7. It was his poorest postseason performance since 1993.

He had been scheduled to start Game 5. After Boston's Game 4 victory, manager Terry Francona said that Schilling would be ready to start Game 6 if the Red Sox can send the series back to New York.

"We've just got to get to Game 6," Francona said.

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