Saturday, April 20, 2013

Red Sox 'NAVA'-Gate Emotional Win At Fenway

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After a solemn opening ceremony marking the terrorist attack on Boston, the Red Sox captured a come-from-behind 4-3 win (their seventh straight) over the Royals at Fenway Park today. After paying tribute to the dead and injured from Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon, Clay Buchholz and James Shields locked in a pitcher's duel for most of the game. Boston stormed back from a 2-1 deficit to take a 4-2 lead on a three-run home run by Daniel Nava in the bottom of the eighth. Andrew Bailey shakily closed out the win in the ninth. David Ortiz made his return to the line-up—going 2 for 4 and driving in a run. Neil Diamond was on the field to lead fans in the eighth-inning rendition of 'Sweet Caroline'. A little bit of normalcy in a difficult time.