Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sox Win 'Left-Handed Compliment' In Extras, 2-1

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The anticipated duel of lefty aces actually transpired at Fenway today, and the Red Sox prevailed in 10 innings, 2-1. Jon Lester and David Price matched each other through most of the game, giving up just one run apiece. Boston's equalizer was a literal Monster shot by David Ross over everything in left on a 'do-nothing' Price change-up. After Joel Hanrahan walked the first two men in the ninth, manager John Farrell showed the backbone to lift his struggling closer for Koji Uehara, who promptly got out of the jam. In the bottom of the tenth, Shane Victorino singled in Jacoby Ellsbury from third with the winning walk-off run.