Diamondbacks - 000 100 010 - 2 6 1 Red Sox - 000 010 22x - 5 9 0Peavy (7-4-2-2-7, 99) made an excellent impression in his Boston debut. He allowed one run and three hits through seven innings, but gave up a hit to start the eighth and was pulled (that runner later scored). Peavy did not face more than four batters in a single inning.
Shane Victorino homered in the fifth to tie the game at 1-1. Jacoby Ellsbury (who also stole his MLB-leading 40th base) and Victorino had RBIs in the seventh. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the eighth for some breathing room.
Ellsbury, CFPeavy - wearing #44 - makes his Red Sox debut. In 13 starts for the White Sox, he had a 4.28 ERA. ... This will be his third start since coming back from a broken rib.
When the Red Sox score first at home, they are 19-1.
* It was only the fourth time in Red Sox history that the team trailed by 5+ runs heading into the ninth inning and won in nine innings. They had not done it since the 2007 Mother's Day Miracle. The other games were in 1931 and 1937.(So why isn't the April 10, 1998 game included in the first factoid? Boston trailed by five runs (7-2) going into the bottom of the ninth and scored seven runs to win 9-7. Hmmm, I guess because Seattle led 5-2 "heading into the ninth inning"; the Mariners scored twice in the top of the ninth. That seems like a silly distinction, but I guess that definition could also take into account away games.)
* It was only the third time in team history the Sox came back to win after trailing by 6+ runs when entering the eighth inning. They hadn't done that since July 3, 1940, a game that ended on back-to-back homers by Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx. The only other instance occurred on May 13, 1911.