Originally written on Fenway West  |  Last updated 9/24/12
The Red Sox had Felix Doubront on the mound and hoped they could avoid the sweep by the O's.  Doubront didn't end up getting the win, but he pitched a gem and gave the team a chance.  The Sox got that go ahead run in the 8th and then the Sox closer was just barely able to hold on.  Felix Doubront had himself quite a pitching performance yesterday.  Doubront struggled after the all star break and many people, myself included, wondered if he should be shut down due to his innings this season.  However in his last few starts, Doubront has returned to form and pitched like that future ace.  The Sox bats gave Doubront a tiny lead in the 4th when Valencia hit into a groundout and the O's weren't able to turn the double play.  Ross made it home on the play and the Sox had a 1-0 lead.  Doubront would allow the tying run to score in the top of the 5th with an RBI single from Machado.  Sox 1-1.  That would be all the O's could get from Doubront though.  Doubront pitched 7 strong innings and ...
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