Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 8/1/13
Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Ah, first place. Even if by only a half-game, it just feels right. (Dear Tampa Bay Rays Twitter feed @RaysBaseball: The Fenway Park scoreboard is correct. You are in second place. Yours truly, Red Sox Nation). After a 15-inning, five-hour affair, Stephen Drew had had enough. Drew knocked in Dustin Pedroia for the walk-off win as the Boston Red Sox (65-44) prevailed over the Seattle Mariners (50-57) in one of the longest games of the season. The win not only gave Boston sole possession of first place in the AL East, thanks to a Rays loss, but also gives the Sox a chance at a sweep of the Ms. Conquering that task won’t be easy. The Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez is on the mound tonight for the finale at Fenway. Opposing him is Ryan Dempster, who is 6-8 with a 4.24 ERA on the year and 2-0 in his last six starts. Against Seattle earlier this season, Dempster only lasted 3.1 innings, giving up four earned runs on nine hits. A taxed bullpen would like t...
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