Monday, June 23, 2008
SOX GET LUCKY IN 13TH
The Red Sox avoided a 3 game sweep yesterday afternoon, thanks to a Kevin Youkilis walk off homerun. It was Youk's second blast of the day.
A good start from Lester (7.1 innings, 2 earned runs) was nearly wasted when Papelbon blew his 4th save of the season. The Sox had to dodge a few bullets in extra innings as Hideki Okajima continued to struggle (1.2 IP, 4 H, BB). JD Drew was 0 for 5 at the plate, but had a vital outfield assist to keep the game tied.
This was the first series the Red Sox lost at home since April. But now the struggling Diamondbacks come to town for three games. They're first in the NL West, but were swept by the Twins over the weekend.
Josh Beckett goes against Dan Haren Monday night.
AP Photo/Winslow Townson