Friday, September 14, 2012

The Kids Are All Right; Red Sox Beat Jays, 8-5

Mauro Gomez (Getty Images)
Bobby Valentine might think it's the worst September roster in baseball history, but the younger parts of it came through on Friday night in an 8-5 win over Toronto at SkyDome. Mauro Gomez had a key two-run triple in the ninth to break a 5-5 tie, and also scored two runs. Ryan Lavarnway clouted a game-tying three-run homerun and drove in four. Daniel Nava nailed two big two-out RBIs. Daisuke Matsuzaka had a typically bizarre outing—and yet left with a 5-3 lead and a chance for a win. He went 5 1/3, giving up four runs on just 3 hits. Of course, he threw 98 pitches. The win pulls the Red Sox within a game of the Jays in this weekend's Stupor Bowl Series for last place.