April 15, 2013

G12: Red Sox 3, Rays 2

Rays    - 000 100 001 - 2  4  0
Red Sox - 100 010 001 - 3  4  0
Mike Napoli's double off the Wall scored Dustin Pedroia from first base to give the Red Sox a Patriots Day walkoff victory and a three-game sweep of the Rays.

The winning run got Andrew Bailey off the hook, as he allowed Tampa to tie the game in the top of the ninth. After giving up that tying run, Bailey had a man on second with no outs. He retired the next three batters, on two strikeouts and a pop-up.

Ryan Dempster (7-2-1-2-10, 101) continued the string of excellent outings from the Boston starting pitchers. Evan Longoria hit a solo home run in the fourth. The Red Sox have the lowest team ERA in the American League.

Jacoby Ellsbury tripled to dead center in the first inning and scored on Shane Victorino's grounder to second. Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered in the fifth. In the ninth, Pedroia worked a walk off Joel Peralta with one out and never stopped running once Napoli whacked a low splitter to left. There was no play at the plate.

Boston had four hits: two doubles (Napoli, Stephen Drew), one triple (Ellsbury), and one home run (Saltalamacchia).
Jeremy Hellickson / Ryan Dempster
Ellsbury, CF
Victorino, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Napoli, 1B
Saltalamacchia, C
Middlebrooks, 3B
Drew, SS
Gomes, DH
Bradley, LF


laura k said...

This is my favourite game of the year. I love the 11:00 start and in the past I was always off on Mondays.

Today I have to work 1-5, but I will get ready early so I can catch a few innings.

Benjamin said...

Today's win was #59 with no single but at least one double/triple/homer.

Benjamin said...

And of those, only the 26th win (first since 2005).

allan said...

Neat info!!!

Pokerwolf said...

The 3 runs or less streak is still alive! Woohoo!!