Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 10/3/12
The Boston Red Sox had the perfect chance to make things interesting in the AL East last night. A 3-1 lead over the New York Yankees in the 9th inning with the Baltimore Orioles having already won their game. They had their closer Andrew Bailey on the mound. But two batters in, the game was tied at 3-3 after Bailey gave up a leadoff single to Curtis Granderson and then a two-run pinch-hit home run by Raul Ibanez. It didn't stop there though as Bailey loaded up the bases after retiring Ichiro Suzuki for the first out. Hopefully former Red Sox skipper in a day or two Bobby Valentine went to the bullpen and pulled his closer for Mark Melancon. As Red Sox fans on Twitter gasped at the call, Melancon proved them all wrong by retiring Mark Teixeira on short fly ball to center and then got Robinson Cano to ground out to end the inning and prolong the game. The Sox had a chance to take the lead in the 11th with their former 2004 World Series hero on the mound for the Yankees in Derek...
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