Pedroia’s Single Beats Rays in the 16th

Dustin Pedroia’s single brought in the only run of the ball game, in the 16th inning, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 win. Both teams were limited to a combine 8 hits throughout the game. There were 15 pitchers that threw in the game, including Josh Beckett and Jeff Niemann. This was a pitcher’s duel of the ages as Beckett surrendered only 1 hit and no walks in 8 sharp innings. Niemann pitched 8 innings as well, earning 10 K’s while giving up only 2 hits. Adam Russell blew the game in the 16th inning, giving up that RBI single to Dustin Pedroia. Alfredo Aceves would get the win, giving up no hits or walks in the three innings that he worked. Jonathan Papelbon would get his 21st save of the year in a 1,2,3 bottom of the 16th inning. It was a game that anyone could have won, but the Red Sox availed as they won 1-0.

 

And The Red Sox Win It!!!

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What Bad Start?!?

Three Sox Take Rays to the Seats

Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, and Josh Reddick all had home runs in the second game of the series. The Rays struck first with three runs off of Red Sox’s starter, John Lackey, however only two of the runs were earned. The Red Sox got two runs in the second inning on a 2 run home run that was absolutely crushed to right field. In the following inning, after a walk and a single, David Ortiz hit a two run double to right field, scoring A-Gon (walk) and Kevin Youkilis (single). J.D. Drew would hit a double right after Big Papi, scoring him from second base. The only run that came in the 4th inning was on Jacoby Ellsbury’s lead off home run. Matt Joyce wasn’t going to watch quietly though. After getting hurt, Matt Joyce would hit his 13th home run of the year. Dustin Pedroia would take Juan Cruz deep for his 13th homer, extending Boston’s lead to 4 runs. The Rays had a good chance to get in another run. Sam Fuld hit a lead off double in the 8th inning. However, the next three Rays batters grounded out, struck out, and flied out (in that order). The Red Sox had a dynamic rally in the 9th inning. Marco Scutaro started the inning with a single, followed by catcher’s interference, putting Jacoby Ellsbury on first base and Marco Scutaro on second base. Dustin Pedroia followed up with a single. So, with the bases loaded, and nobody out, the meat of the line-up was coming up. Luckily for the Rays, A-Gon struck out. However, Kevin Youkilis would walk on a 9 pitch at bat, forcing Marco Scutaro home. Big Papi would get in a couple of runs on a sacrifice ground out. J.D. Drew would strikeout swinging, but the damage was done as the Red Sox got two more runs. Jonathan Papelbon came in to finish the game. After getting behind in the count, Jonathan Papelbon had Ben Zobrist flyout to Marco Scutaro. Casey Kotchman, the next batter, hit a triple against Papelbon. Evan Longoria would drive in Kotchman on an RBI single. The All Star, Matt Joyce, would ground out to A-Gon. Longoria made it to second base on the play. B.J. Upton came up as the Rays last hope. B.J. Upton swung and missed on a 95 mph 4-Seam fastball with a 2-2 count, giving the Red Sox a 9-5 victory over Tampa. 

And The Red Sox Win It!!!

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1st Place!!!

What Bad Start?!?

Red Sox Get Hot Start in First, Followed by Hot Tempers

The Red Sox scored 8 runs in the first inning with 13 batters. Kevin Youkilis would start the rally with an RBI single, followed by David Ortiz’s 3 run home run. The defense of the O’s was virtually wiped out. The Sox scored 4 more runs on a double and 2 singles. Zack Britton would not escape the first inning. The O’s scored their only 3 runs in the 5th, followed by Dustin Pedroia’s lead-off homer in the 6th inning.Josh Reddick would get an RBI on a triple into the triangle. The main event of the game occurred in the next at-bat. Big Papi would be thrown in twice in a row by the O’s reliever, Kevin Gregg. Papi flew out to right field. After Gregg made a hand gesture to Ortiz, the benches cleared in a brawl. Papi and Gregg were throwing punches at each other. This was the first fight I saw in person. The Sox won the game 10-3.

And the Red Sox Win It!!!

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Sweep the 0’s

 

 

 

Sox Start Hot and Never Cool Down

Andrew Miller would receive his second big league win of his career in a 10-4 slaughter as the Red Sox got their 48th win. Miller went 6 strong innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, and 2 walks while striking out 3 batters. The Sox gave Miller a 3 run lead before he even threw a pitch. A-Gon would have an RBI single bringing in Ellsbury. Dustin Pedroia would follow when David Ortiz was walked with the bases loaded. The Red Sox scored their final run on a double play. The Astros would not sit down quietly. Michael Bourn hit a leadoff triple and came in on Angel Sanchez’s single. The Sox would bring in another run after two consecutive doubles hit by Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia. In the 6th inning, hunter Pence would hit a leadoff home run off of Miller. Yamaico Navarro would hit first career home run in the bigs in his 1st game this year. Alfredo Aceves would replace Miller in the 7th inning, giving up only 1 run due to a walk with the bases loaded. In the 8th inning, Jarrod Saltalamacchia would hit a sacrifice fly ball with the bases loaded, allowing everyone to take a base. Darnell McDonald hit a towering 3 run home run that appeared to leave the ballpark. Kevin Youkilis would have an RBI single, bringing in A-Gon from second base. Matt Downs would have an RBI single of his own. The Astros could not respond to Down’s hit as the Red Sox won by a final score of 10-4.

And the Red Sox Win It!!!

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Keep on winning!!!

What bad start?!?

Rally in 7th Allows a Comeback

In the 7th inning, the Red Sox were losing 5-1 to the Astros. Knowing that the Red Sox don’t have Big Papi in the line-up, it looked like another loss. The Red Sox got their first run on a Marco Scutaro home run. The Astros scored their runs on a sacrifice fly ball, 2 singles, and 2 doubles off of the pitcher, Tim Wakefield, who would give up 5 runs in 5.1 innings. The Red Sox were ready in the 7th inning. J.D. Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia would start the inning with back-to-back singles. Josh Reddick would get the Red Sox going with an RBI double to left field. Drew Sutton would immediately bring Saltalamacchia home on a single. After Darnell McDonald was hit by a pitch, and Scutaro struke out; Dustin Pedroia was able to bring in 2 runs on a bases loaded single. A-Gon added the finishing touches with a 2 run double. Jonathan Papelbon would close the doors in the 9th, leading to a Red Sox victory of 7-5.

 

And the Red Sox Win It!!!

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Keep on winning!!!

What bad start?!?

A-Gon Reaches 1,000 Hits in a 12-3 Win

A-Gon got his 1,000th career hit today against the Brewers on a triple in the 4th inning coming after a solo home run off the bat of Dustin Pedroia. A-Gon would reach on an error earlier in the game, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury from third.

A-Gon

1,000th career

Congradulations

 

Kevin Youkilis would hit a three run homer, bringing in A-Gon and Dustin Pedroia to extend the Red Sox lead to 4-0. The Sox would score two more in the inning on a bases loaded 2 run ground-rule double to rigth field.

Kevin Youkilis

3 run home run

 

Kevin Youkilis was not the only one who found the seats in the final game of the series. Nyjer Morgan would find a home run to right field in the second inning. Marco Scutaro and Prince Fielder hit their respective home runs, and Dustin Pedroia was able to muscle the ball over the center field wall. Pedroia would also hit a sacrifice fly ball in the 5th inning. The last run of the game came on A-Gon’s single, breaking the thousand barrier on the same game that he got his 1,000th hit. A-Gon got the perfect Father’s Day gift in a final score of 12-3.

 

And the Red Sox Win It!!!

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What Bad Start?!?

Congradulations A-Gon!!!

 

Red Sox Playing Interleague with No Problem

John Lackey would claim his 5th win this season. After he gave up 2 runs in the first inning and 2 more in the third, Lackey would dominate the game, pitching 8 innings, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits and no walks. Everytime Lackey gave up two runs, the Red Sox would tie the game. In the first inning, Jacoby Ellsbury would lead-off the Red Sox with a solo shot. A couple of batters later, David Ortiz would hit an RBI double, bringing in A-Gon all the way from first base. After hitting a single, Carl Crawford would have to leave the game due to an injured leg. 2 other players left with injuries. Shaun Marcum would leave the game with an injured hip while Kevin Youkilis would suffer with an injured side, but before he left, Youkilis would hit a 2 run single, bringing in Dustin Pedroia and A-Gon. The Brew crew would avenge their pitcher with 3 consecutive singles, making the bases loaded. The next batter would ground into the 4-6-3 double play, started up by an amazing dive by Dustin Pedroia. The Brewers would get a run in the play, but they did not get anymore runs in the inning. A-Gon would break the tie in the 5th inning on a lead-off solo home run barely going over the Green Monster. The Red Sox would get two more runs in the 6th and 3 in the 8th inning. V-tek would hit an RBI double, followed by Dustin Pedroia’s RBI single. The Red Sox would get the other 3 runs on an error and a 2 run single. The Red Sox would take the first game of the series by a final score of 10-4.

 

And the Red Sox Win It!!!

Let’s Go Red Sox!!!

Keep on winning!!!

We are Winners in FIRST PLACE!!!

What bad start?!?

Red Sox are going all the way this year!!!