Monday, June 9, 2014

Red Sox Rally Past Humiliation, Beat Tigers, 5-3

(Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
It was shaping up to be another Lost Weekend On The Road. Down 3-2 in the ninth inning—having again squandered multiple scoring opportunities—Boston faced national TV humiliation. Then, some guy named David Ortiz stepped to the plate. Facing ex-Evil One Joba "The Mutt" Chamberlain, Papi launched a mammoth three-run shot to right that changed the nature of last night's game—and possibly the season. Boston now led, 5-3 and Koji Uehara was summoned to seal the deal—which he did. John Lackey pitched a gutsy eight innings—giving up just two earned runs. And the astounding Brock Holt—who moved to left field last night—suffered no 'adjustment issues' as he went 4 for 5 (now hitting .339). Mike Napoli also homered in his first game back from the DL. The Red Sox are still a dismal 28-34 and head to Camden Yards for a series with the 31-30 O's.