Jacoby Ellsbury (sore right groin) may return to the lineup tonight. That would be good news because J.D. Drew (sore left quad) is still out and Coco Crisp "tweaked his knee" last night.
Jason Varitek was 1-for-his-last-17 before singling in the winning run.
The Red Sox's last consecutive walkoff wins? June 24 and 26, 2006, against the Phillies.
The starting rotation has turned in four straight outings of at least seven innings and two or fewer runs allowed. It's the first time since April 12-15, 1997 (John Wasdin, Tom Gordon, Tim Wakefield and Aaron Sele). Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Daisuke Matsuzaka have allowed a total of three earned runs on 10 hits in 30 innings (0.90 ERA), while striking out 32.
Boston finished April with a 17-12 record, winning eight games in their final at-bat.
Manny Delcarmen is struggling. He has pitched in 14 games and has allowed a run in seven of them (including his last four). He has also allowed 7 of 12 inherited runners to score.