Dodgers - 010 001 200 - 4 6 0Dustin Pedroia's line drive single to right with two outs in the ninth scored Daniel Nava with the winning run.
Red Sox - 010 201 001 - 5 10 4
Bill Hall singled up the middle off Ronald Belisario to start the inning. Nava's bunt (boooooo!) died in front of the plate and catcher Russell Martin was able to force Hall at second. Darnell McDonald fanned for the second out, but Marco Scutaro walked, and Jonathan Broxton came in to face FY.
Pedroia took a ball, then tried to hold up while twisting away from an inside pitch. No luck. He checked his swing on a pitch low and away, but it was ruled a swinging strike. 1-2. Broxton went low and away again, and this time, the result was a laser to right. Andre Either's throw was way off the mark and Nava slid head first across the dish.
Nava's double in the second gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. Victor Martinez hit a two-run home run in the fourth and Kevin Youkilis belted a solo shot in the sixth.
Two doubles and a fielding error in right field by Hall -- Boston's fourth error -- ended Wakefield's day (6.1-5-4-2-6, 95) in the seventh and helped LA tie the game. Manny Ramirez singled, stole second, and scored in the second and crushed a solo dong in the sixth.
The Yankees beat the Mets 5-3 and the Rays beat the Marlins 9-8 in 11 (and what an 11th it was!!), so Boston stays 1 GB both teams.
Vicente Padilla / Tim Wakefield
Wakefield goes for Red Sox Win #178 and Boston hopes to be tied for first place at the end of the day.Scutaro, SS
We will need some assistance in these games, however:
Mets/Yankees, 1 PM
Rays/Marlins, 7 PM