July 27, 2014

G105: Red Sox 3, Rays 2

Red Sox - 003 000 000 - 3  6  0
Rays    - 002 000 000 - 2  5  0
David Ortiz clubbed a three-run homer and Koji Uehara, after allowing a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth, struck out the next three Rays to clinch the victory.

One Nice Thing: The Red Sox are 37-0 when leading after eight innings this season - the only team that has not lost a lead when leading entering the ninth inning.
Allen Webster / Chris Archer
Holt, 3B
Nava, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Victorino, RF
Carp, 1B
Drew, SS
Vazquez, C
Bradley, CF
With Jake Peavy moving across the country to San Francisco, Allen Webster gets the call today.

Alex Speier, WEEI:
Webster is 4-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 21 games (20 starts). He's allowed three or fewer runs in 19 of those appearances. In his most recent outing, he tossed seven innings (the sixth time this year he's pitched into at least the seventh) while permitting three runs; he's gone from being a five-inning pitcher in 2013 to a six-plus inning pitcher this year. Though his strikeout rate has been rather modest (7.4 per nine innings), that reflects an increased willingness to pitch to contact and navigate some efficient at-bats, resulting in the innings increase.

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