Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Red Sox Blow 6-Run Lead; Win Anyway, 10-8

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The Red Sox plated six runs in the first inning before the Rays' Alex Cobb recorded an out. Then, John Lackey opened the floodgates to an eventual 6-6 tie that ended just before 1AM, with a 10-8 Boston victory. Daniel Nava drove in the winning run in the 14th, but it was Jarrod Saltalamacchia who was the offensive hero again—going 4 for 7 with 3 RBIs. Dustin Pedroia, Nava and Mike Carp each added two RBIs. Franklin Morales, who was supposed to start on Wednesday, went two shutout innings to get the win tonight. The use of eight pitchers will force Boston to likely pull up Alfredo Aceves from AAA for the Wednesday start. This was a weird one, but the bottom line is the 40th win of 2013 for the Carmine Hose.