Game 61: A tight one, but Sox win with the walkoff.
Love that Dirty Water. Boston, down 3-0 early, scratches their way back into the game, keeps it tight, then wins it in the bottom of the ninth on a three run homerun to take two out of three from the Rangers. Jon Lester pitched six innings, and the bullpen pitched three scoreless innings to get the win. Here are the four at bats that changed the game:
1) Early lead for Texas. Jon Lester got hit hard in the second inning before settling down and pitching quite well. Leading off the inning, catcher A.J. Pierzynski hits a ground rule double to right field. Jeff Baker steps to the plate and runs the count to 3 and 0. Lester comes back to get the count full before Baker picks his pitch and deposits it over the Green Monster to put the Rangers up 2-0 early.
2) Wasted opportunities. It seemed as if Boston had many opportunities to break through in the game, but they struggled ...