Found August 14, 2013 on
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Sox win in Extras, 4-2
Tuesday night's Red Sox- Blue Jays game had a very National League feel to it. The game was a low scoring affair, with good pitching and great defense on both sides of dugouts; from Will Middlebrooks, to Rajai Davis, to Mike Napoli. But it was Shane Victorino who used his glove and his bat to get this one in the win column for the first place Red Sox. The win, and the Rays loss, brought the AL East lead to four games for Boston, and they couldn't be happier. Ryan Dempster was extremely effective, going seven strong innings and only surrendering four hits on 88 pitches. The Red Sox faced eight different Jays pitches and couldn't fare any better until the eleventh inning. Here are the four at bats that changed the game:
1) Missed Opportunities. In the top of the sixth inning and the Jays up 1-0, Boston loads the bases on two walks and a single. With Brett Cecil on the mound, Mike Napoli has an opportunity to break th...
BEST OF MAXIM
AL East Standing: 1st
Weekly Record: 4-4
Current Record: 71-49
(Every weekend I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns.)
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You see it...
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