Monday, September 9, 2013

'Wild' Finish Denies Sox Of Empire Sweep, 4-3

(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
A wild pitch by Brandon Workman in the bottom of the ninth brought home the winning run for The Evil Ones in a tough 4-3 loss. Will Middlebrooks had tied the game with an opposite-field HR in the top of the ninth against—you guessed it—Mariano Rivera (his 16th career blown save against The Carmine Hose). Boston had an early 1-0 lead, but Jon Lester could not hold the slim advantage, giving up a total of three earned runs in a gutsy eight-inning outing. The loss shaved Boston's AL East lead to 7.5 games.