Saturday, May 31, 2008
Oh and the Red Sox won in 13 innings, ho-hum
Normally, when the Red Sox win a game in extra innings, it's pretty exciting stuff. That wasn't really the case last night though as the Sox had the impossible task of playing on the night that the Celtics clinched a trip to the NBA Finals. Plus, it's the end of May, there's over 100 games left in the regular season.
Boston (33-24) won at Fenway south-Camden Yards-5-2 in 13 innings. The Sox scored three in the 13th thanks to Mike Lowell's RBI single which drove in Manny Ramirez with the winning run while the Orioles (26-27) committed three errors in the inning.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a clean bottom of the 13th with two strikeouts for his 15th save of the season.
Orioles starter Daniel Cabrera gave up two runs in the top of the first. David Ortiz (2 hits, run, RBI) drove in Jacoby Ellsbury (3 hits, run, 3 stolen bases) with a single and Lowell (3 for 5, 2 RBIs, run) plated Ortiz with a sacrifice fly.
Josh Beckett pitched well for the Sox as he went six innings, giving up two runs on four hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts.
Baltimore scored once in the second on Jason Varitek's throwing error then Aubrey Huff tied it in fourth with a solo shot to right.
Six Red Sox relievers combined to go the final seven scoreless innings. Most notable were Hideki Okajima, who went two innings, Craig Hansen who went 1.2 innings and Mike Timlin (3-3), who picked up the win after a scoreless 12th.