Found June 18, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
Jim Monaghan Contributing writer Jonny Gomes blasted his third career walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth off Joel Peralta as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to sweep the day/night doubleheader. Felix Doubront was nothing short of outstanding shutting out the Rays on three hits while striking out six and issuing no walks over eight innings. It was the first time in his Major League career that he pitched that deep into a ballgame. The Sox had a 1-0 lead until the top of the ninth inning when the Rays number nine hitter Kelly Johnson took Boston closer Andrew Bailey deep. And just like the, the position of closer has turned into a major problem area for the Red Sox. Once considered a strong point for the team, Joel Hanrahan had season-ending surgery, and Bailey has now allowed five home runs in 21.1 innings this year. Daniel Nava (pictured) hit his tenth home run of the season into the Boston bullpen to give the Red Sox an early 1-0 lead. David Ortiz a...
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