Well, at least the fans that stuck around can now say they’ve seen The Sandlot.
Ahead 3-1 when the skies opened up over Target Field, the Boston Red Sox finally came away with a sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, winning 5-1 after a three hour rain delay.
Nearly six and a half hours after the first pitch, Junichi Tazawa retired Twins right fielder Chris Parmelee to give the Red Sox their fifth straight win. With the victory, Boston pulled within a half game of the first place New York Yankees, whose game against the Toronto Blue Jays was rained out.
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It did not look good for the pitchers in this one as the Boston Red Sox staff walked eight batters, including six by Ryan Dempster, and the Minnesota Twins allowed three homers in the 12-5 Red Sox win. It is the fourth straight win for the Red Sox on the road.
Dempster had to battle all evening long against the Twins and his control even though he had a 3-0 lead after a three-run home run from David Ortiz in the top of the first inning gave him some cushion. Continue reading Dempster Struggles, Ortiz Smacks Two Home Runs in 12-5 Red Sox Win Over Minnesota Twins »
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He’s hitting .183 on the season. His slugging percentage (.310) would be good if it were his batting average. The supposed lefty-masher has just six hits (albeit two home runs) in 37 at-bats against left-handed pitching – in other words, half his strikeout total in those plate appearances (12).
Nonetheless, despite going hitless last night, Jonny Gomes still sacrificed (terrible pun intended) personal statistics for the sake of the team on Friday night, driving in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over the Minnesota Twins. He also scored the game-tying run earlier in the contest to set up his extra inning heroics.
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Tags: Aaron Hicks, Clay Buchholz, Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jonny Gomes, Justin Morneau, Koji Uehara, Minnesota Twins, Vance Worley, Will Middlebrooks
The Boston Red Sox were down to their last strike against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, trailing 3-1 with Will Middlebrooks at the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded against Rodney. The third baseman delivered for Boston, drilling a bases-clearing double into the left-center gap, giving the Red Sox the eventual 4-3 win.
Felix Doubront started for Boston, pitching 5.0 innings while allowing two runs on three hits. Continue reading Middlebrooks Delivers in 9th as Sox Rally in Dramatic Fashion »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, Clayton Mortensen, Daniel Nava, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Felix Doubront, Junichi Tazawa, Tampa Bay Rays, Will Middlebrooks
The Boston Red Sox had been struggling mightily over the last few games with runners in scoring position, but on Wednesday night the team broke the trend in a big way against the Tampa Bay Rays, as they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-2 win.
In the third inning, Boston broke through against David Price, as Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz delivered RBI hits to stake the Sox to an early 2-0 lead. Price was quickly removed, as he suffered from triceps tightness and couldn’t continue for Tampa Bay. Continue reading Drew’s Grand Slam Leads Red Sox to Blowout Win Over Rays »
Tags: Alex Cobb, David Ortiz, David Price, Dustin Pedroia, Felix Doubront, Jamey Wright, Jon Lester, Jonny Gomess, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Will Middlebrooks
The Boston Red Sox continued their slide in the American League East on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field as they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays by a final score of 5-3. After an early lead on a mammoth home run by David Ortiz, the team surrendered five runs to the Rays in the fourth inning, and Tampa Bay’s bullpen held on after six effective innings from Matt Moore earned him his seventh win.
Moore has excelled this season despite consistently walking batters, and his wildness was on display in the first inning. After Jacoby Ellsbury was struck by an erratic pitch, Dustin Pedroia doubled down the left field line as the ball bounced off the third base bag. With runners on second and third, Ortiz launched a three-run home run to give Boston an early 3-0 lead. Continue reading Moore Too Much for Red Sox as Offense Keep Scuffling »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, David Price, Dustin Pedroia, Evan Longoria, Jacoby Ellsbury, James Loney, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes, Jose Molina, Luke Scott, Matt Joyce, Matt Moore, Mike Napoli, Ryan Lavarnway, Stephen Drew, Will Middlebrooks