Sox Walk Off With Win, Break Losing Streak

By on April 30, 2008 in

Tuesday night’s Fenway crowd was treated to frigid weather and frozen batters. Both Jays’ Ace Roy Halladay and the Sox’ Jon Lester had stellar outings in the tidy two-hour and fifteen minute game.

The Jays only managed to get one hit off of Lester, going 8 innings in his most impressive outing yet in a Sox uniform. He struck out 6, walked 4, and seemed in control for the entire game. Halladay scattered three hits and no walk through the first 8 frames, also striking out 6.

The slumping sox had a huge ninth inning, offensively and defensively.  With a runner on second, second baseman Dustin Pedroia made a dazzling stop on a Vernon Wells liner to prevent the go-ahead run and end the inning. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, David Ortiz worked a walk (the first Halladay gave up all night) and Manny Ramirez lined a single in front of Wells in center. Kevin Youkilis laced a hit up the middle, and Wells fumbled the ball to give Ortiz a chance to score the winning run from second.

The Sox ending a long losing streak with a gem from a young pitcher followed by a 2-out walk off is very encouraging.


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