Monday, April 21, 2014

Carmine Comeback: Sox Overcome O's, 6-5

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Trailing 5-0 early, the Red Sox displayed the kind of magic that typified their 2013 season—winning 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth. Jonny Gomes launched a three-run HR in the sixth to make the game competitive, then they pushed across two more to tie the game in the seventh. It looked like Dustin Pedroia had won it on one swing, but a Moron In The Monster Seats reached over to interfere with the ball. A replay was inconclusive and The Muddy Chicken stood at second. David Ortiz was intentionally walked and Mike Napoli was plunked on the knee to load the bases with one out. Mike Carp lined out to left, but the throw home went wild and, after Pedroia did a Keystone Cops back-and-forth to third, he scampered home with the game-winner. Jake Peavy's bad start is all forgotten, as the Sox are withing one game of .500.