Sox Walk Off With Win, Advance to ALCS

By on October 7, 2008 in ,

The Boston Red Sox won a memorable game four against the Angels Monday night. After Jason Varitek retired Reggie Willits on a failed suicide squeeze, and Manny Delcarmen got Sunday’s hero Erick Aybar to ground out to first, the Sox came up to bat with the game tied in the ninth. After J.D. Drew struck out, left fielder Jason Bay laced a ground-rule double to right. Mark Kotsay hit a screamer that looked like it could end the game, but Angels’ first baseman Mark Teixeiera snagged for the second out. Jed Lowrie stepped up to the plate and ended the series with a ground ball to the right.

“In the back of my mind, I was thinking curveball,” Lowrie told MLB.com’s Ian Browne. “He threw me one that was up just enough, and I found a hole.”

Lowrie became the fourth rookie to end a postseason series with a walk-off. The Sox avoid the cross-country trip to LA, and get a few days off before they face the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALCS.

Red Sox Playoff Tickets are available now for all games.

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