Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sox Go Cliff-Diving To Defeat; Fall To Philly, 3-1

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It was one of those nights when you just tip your cap to the better pitcher. In an old-fashioned two-and-a-half hour pitcher's duel, Cliff Lee and Ryan Dempster matched wits in a hardball standoff. Lee was just a little better—going eight superb innings and giving up just one run in Philly's 3-1 victory. Dempster went seven, yielding just two runs. Fittingly, it was Jonathan Papelbon who shut the door on the Carmine Hose in the ninth—getting his 10th save to go along with a sick 0.92 ERA in 2013. Why can't we extend guys like this? Now, it's off to Philly for the second of of this bizarre "home-and-home" interleague nonsense.