Jake Peavy got exactly what he wanted—a three-run lead in the fourth inning. And he held that lead until a disastrous sixth inning. Refreshingly, Peavy took responsibility, "I take the blame. Your offense can't score six runs and you not win a game that you start. I didn't feel good stuff-wise or command-wise. There were a lot of two-strike hits and my stuff just wasn't sharp at all." It wasn't really all his fault, although a high pitch count didn't help things. Drake Britton—who had been so effective all year—failed to get the job done. When all was said and done, Boston was three down not three up. Wasted in the 9-6 loss was David Ortiz's 22nd HR and a clutch 3-run double by struggling Mike Napoli.