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(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Pinch-hitting Mike Carp took the first pitch he saw in the 10th inning over the center field wall for a game-winning grand slam in Boston's 7-3 win over the Rays. The blow sent the two or three dozen Tampa fans in attendance to the exits to fight a three-hour traffic jam on the bridge. The Red Sox reduced their Magic Number to clinch the division to eight and took a commanding 9.5 game lead over the Devil Dogs. Ryan Dempster pitched another credible game—going five innings and giving up just one earned run while striking out seven. Brandon Workman gave up the game-tying runs—including a solo HR to Red Sox seven-weeker James Loney. The Boston offense—in addition to Carp—was led by Dustin Pedroia (2-4 with 2 runs scored), Daniel Nava (2-3, RBI) and Mike Napoli (1-3, 2 RBIs). The absolutely incredible Koji Uehara pitched another 1-2-3 9th—setting a Red Sox franchise record with 34 consecutive batters retired.
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It must be tough to have a $228,106,125 payroll and be fighting for your life in the "second" Wild Card race. Maybe that's why The Evil Ones are behaving in such Bush League fashion by charging other teams with sign-stealing. In their last two series they have accused both the Red Sox and Orioles of pilfering signage—and specifically fingered Mike Carp of The Carmine...
In what could be viewed as the most important series of the season for the Boston Red Sox, the team did not disappoint in three game road series in Tampa Bay. Boston responded in an impressive way by taking two out of three from the Rays. The highlights of the series came during the first two games but nothing was bigger than Mike Carp’s pinch-hit grand slam in the top of the...
The Red Sox enjoyed some more bearded magic Wednesday.
Mike Carp pinch hit for Jonny Gomes with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and jacked a go-ahead grand slam to lift the Red Sox past the Rays 7-3 at Tropicana Field.
Wednesday’s extra-inning victory is the latest on a long list of dramatic wins for Boston. The Red Sox are 10-5 in extra-inning games and 22-10 in games decided...
Perhaps it's time to stop trying to figure out how the Red Sox are doing this. Because you won't have much luck.
Mike Carp's game-winning grand slam in the 10th inning Wednesday night was the seventh pinch-hit home run of the season for the Sox. No other American League team has more than four. The Sox are tied with the Nationals for the most in baseball.
Carp was designated...
Another extra inning game, another dramatic win. In all my years of being a Red Sox fan, I never thought I would see a team with so many comeback or extra inning wins than the miraculous 2004 team. Man was I wrong.
Mike Napoli continued his hot hitting in the top of the 3rd to put the Sox ahead first with a linear to right field and a Wil Myers bobble, scoring Pedroia and Victorino...
Mike Carp connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning as the Red Sox put another nail in the Rays playoff coffin with a 7-3 win Wednesday night.
Carp sent the first pitch from the former Fausto Carmona over the center-field fence. It was the first pinch-hit grand slam for Boston since Kevin Millar in 2003.
Carp said, "He hung a slider...
Those two words from John Farrell describe it best. The Red Sox’ 7-3, 10-inning win over the Rays on Wednesday represented just another day at the office for a team that turned dramatic wins into the norm long ago.
But as common as it’s been for the Red Sox to produce late-game drama, the story never gets old. Maybe it’s because the action never seems to...
Mike Carp hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the tenth to lift the Red Sox to a
7-3 win over the Rays in St. Petersburg Wednesday, giving Boston a
9.5-game lead over Tampa in the American League East (AP photo)
Pinch me, Mike Carp. I must be dreaming.
Carp came to the plate in a pinch-hit role in the tenth inning of Wednesday night’s...
Mike Carp after his pinch hit grand slam on Wednesday night in the tenth inning.
The Red Sox are about to begin their final home stand of the regular season Friday night against the Yankees. The Sox had a great road trip where took three of four from the Yankees and two of three from the Rays to decease their magic number to clinch the AL East to 8 games. The magic number to...
The Red Sox begin their final homestand of the season on Friday night, and the 9-game stretch gets kicked off with a three-game tilt against the Yankees.
After failing to pull off the sweep in Tampa, Boston returns home in hopes of capturing their 90th win of the season in front of the Fenway Faithful. It was a successful series, nonetheless, and one in which the Red Sox’ bats...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Carp connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Wednesday night.
Carp sent a drive over the center-field fence on the first pitch from Roberto Hernandez. It was the first pinch-hit grand slam for Boston since Kevin Millar hit one at Milwaukee on June 7, 2003.
Tuesday night’s game against the Rays didn’t come easy for Ryan Dempster, but he kept the Red Sox in the game, and they eventually pulled away with the W.
The right-hander tossed five innings on the night, and he struggled with command throughout his outing, but he was able to minimize the damage, allowing only one earned run to cross the plate. Dempster...
Hollywood couldn’t write better scripts. Day in and day out, the Boston Red Sox come up with some of the zaniest ways to win ball games. Last night’s extra-inning Mike Carp pinch-hit grand slam was just another chapter in this incredible season. The Sox now have a 9.5 game lead in the AL East and, ironically, have helped the Yankees get within...
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The Red Sox have the largest lead in the AL East since 2004. Did the scoreboard operators in Tampa check that? Because this is reality - the Red Sox have been red hot as of late, hence the huge lead over Tampa Bay. In 2004, the Yankees had a 9.5 game lead over the Red Sox, then the Red Sox closed...
The Red Sox needed 10 innings to take down the Rays on Wednesday. But long before Mike Carp drilled his go-ahead grand slam, Stephen Drew made a very important defensive play.
Ryan Dempster, who pitched five innings of one-run ball, found himself in some trouble in the third inning. Dempster had already given up a run, and he plunked Evan Longoria and walked Matt Joyce to load the...