Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/12/13
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 bases for Desmond Jennings. It took a sensational diving play by Drew to get Dempster out of the inning without any further damage inflicted. Jennings hit a first-pitch grounder into the hole. Drew completely laid out to make a diving stop and then fired from his knees to complete an inning-ending forceout at second base. The play was huge, as it kept the Red Sox’ 3-1 lead intact, That lead held up until the Rays posted runs in the seventh and eighth innings to tie the game at three apiece. The Red Sox eventually won 7-3 in 10 innings after Carp’s pinch-hit grand slam off Roberto Hernandez. Carp’s big blast will be the lasting image of Wednesday’s game, but without Drew’s terrific glove work, the game might have unfolded much differently. Check out Drew’s nifty play in the video below. Your browser does not support iframes. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, Ricky Doyle, Stephen Drew, Video Non-NESN
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Reports: David Price, Red Sox agree to seven-year, $217 million contract

LSU officials’ media leaks about Les Miles blew up in their faces

Sam Bradford returns to practice, but does it matter for broken Eagles?

Cam Newton won’t be ‘lured in’ by talk of undefeated season

Report: Miami job is Mark Richt’s 'if he wants it'

WATCH: Cowboys’ security guard being investigated for choking Panthers fan


Mariners ‘trying hard’ to trade Mark Trumbo before Wednesday’s tender deadline

Bill Belichick: Patriots always looking to improve win or lose

NFL: Refs did not blow calls on Ravens' blocked FG return

Roethlisberger: I’ll play through any injury but a brain injury

LeBron James feels ‘kind of sad’ about Kobe Bryant retiring

Singer Marc Anthony creates agency, signs Aroldis Chapman

Tiger Woods’ career inches closer to an end after gloomy injury update

WATCH: LSU releases video to honor Leonard Fournette

Report: Jim Hackett’s tenure as Michigan’s interim AD is ending

Josh Norman pretends to be a movie character each game

Ex-Giants OL Chris Snee 'wanted to see the Jets lose all the time'

Kyle Long gives Bears tickets to trash collector who found wallet

Last of a dying breed: Kobe's retirement marks end of an era

Are the Houston Rockets looking to trade Ty Lawson?

Anonymous agent: Lakers have 'no plan and no leadership'

LeBron on never facing Kobe in Finals: 'I didn't hold up my end'

Jerry Jones expects Tony Romo to start another five years

Devon Still announces that daughter is cancer-free

Ranking college football conference title games

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Tiger Woods’ career inches closer to an end after gloomy injury update

QUIZ: Name every NCAA football national champion since 1950

Browns lose to Ravens as only the Browns know how

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Ranking top Heisman Trophy candidates

Have the New Orleans Saints given up?

This weekend in NFL stupid, ft. Rex Ryan

Missouri won’t accept a bowl bid at 5-7

Durant blasts media on behalf of Kobe

Josh McCown laments how he got job back from Manziel

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker