June 18, 2013

G73: Red Sox 3, Rays 1

Rays    - 000 000 001 - 1  4  0
Red Sox - 010 000 002 - 3  7  0
Jonny Gomes's two-run homer into the Monster seats gave the Red Sox a win and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader against Tampa Bay.

Gomes also prevented (for a time, anyway) a procession of irate fans with torches and pitchforks descending upon Andrew Bailey's locker. After Felix Doubront turned in his finest start of the season (8-3-0-0-6, 93) - he pitched eight innings for the first time in his career and retired his final 17 batters - John Farrell summoned Bailey for the ninth. Asked to hold a 1-0 lead, Bailey flushed it in only two pitches, as Kelly Johnson went deep.

In the home half of the ninth, Joel Peralta walked Daniel Nava on five pitches. Then Gomes nailed Peralta's first offering for his fifth homer of the year.

Daniel Nava hit a solo shot in the second inning. ... David Ortiz had two hits, including a double. ... Jose Iglesias extended his hitting streak to 18 games.
Jake Odorizzi / Felix Doubront
Ellsbury, CF
Victorino, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Nava, 1B
Gomes, LF
Saltalamacchia, C
Drew, SS
Iglesias, 3B
Second game of a day/night doubleheader.

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