Napoli’s walk-off double gives Red Sox 3-2 win on Patriots Day

boston-redsox-logo1

 

BOSTON — Andrew Bailey blew his first save of the season by allowing a run in the ninth, spoiling a tremendous start from Ryan Dempster, who allowed just one run on two hits over seven innings, but the Red Sox picked Bailey up in the bottom half of the inning on a walk-off double from Mike Napoli scoring Dustin Pedroia to give the Red Sox a 3-2 win. It was their second walk-off win in three games.

“The key was, despite the blown save, Andrew did a great job of shutting it off right there and keeping it tied,” manager John Farrell said. “Much like we’ve seen in a number of games over the course of the season, we continue to grind away. Mike gets a breaking ball up in the zone and Pedey, who has such a feel on the base paths, there was no hesitation on his part and scored from first and we walked off once again. I can’t say enough of the way we continue to compete.”

Dempster allowed a mammoth home run to Evan Longoria in the third and a single to Matt Joyce in the second to account for the two hits. He struck out a season-high ten batters and has now recorded seven or more strikeouts in nine of his last 11 outings dating back to last season. It was the 15th 10-strikeout game of his career.

Jeremy Hellickson was equally as impressive for the Rays, going seven innings allowing two runs on three hits, but the Red Sox certainly made their hits count. Jacoby Ellsbury led the bottom of the first off with a triple to center field, and scored on an RBI groundout from Shane Victorino, the next hitter. The Red Sox struck again in the fifth on a Jarrod Saltalamachhia home run into the Rays bullpen, snapping a 1-1 tie at the time.

The Red Sox swept the Rays in their rain-shortened three-game series and have now won three of their first four series’ of the season. The team will travel to Cleveland for a three-game set with the Indians and former manager Terry Francona. Felix Doubront (0-0) will get the nod Tuesday night (7:05 p.m., NESN), and the Indians will counter with Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1).

What they’ll be saying: It was the end of an outstanding first homestand for the Red Sox. Dempster was tremendous having complete control off all of his pitches, highlighted by the ten strikeouts. The Red Sox will be in great shape all season long if they continue to get these types of outings from their No. 3 starter … Another welcomed sign has been the teams’ ability to bounce back and overcome adversity in the teams’ two walk-off wins, something the team lacked last season.

 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Newest java joint in bastion of hipness is…

Little may represent the change the neighborhood is undergoing right now like the arrival of the first Starbucks. The chain which is ubiquitous in Manhattan, opened a Williamsburg store at…

National

Black and white are the new orange at…

By Brendan O'Brien(Reuters) - Black and white are the new orange in a Michigan county where the sheriff has made a wardrobe change for jail…

National

Traps set after reports of giant snake on…

New Jersey animal control workers have set traps to snare a reported 20-foot-long serpent slithering through the waters of Lake Hopatcong.

Local

NYPD: Stroller carrying 2-year-old rolls onto Queens subway…

A 2-year-old girl in a stroller rolled onto subway tracks in Queens on Monday morning, police said.

Entertainment

‘The Leftovers’ recap: Season 1, Episode 4, ‘B.J.…

Last week’s episode of “The Leftovers” was apparently a fluke, because this week’s episode returns to focusing on the Garveys and it is so boring.…

Movies

Interview: Luc Besson says 'Lucy' is very different…

Filmmaker Luc Besson talks about his new film "Lucy," how it's different than "Limitless" and his crazy first conversation with Egyptian actor Amr Waked.

Music

Weezer releases first new song since 2010

Weezer releases "Back to the Shack," their first new song in almost six years.

Movies

Benedict Cumberbatch plays a different kind of genius…

The man known worldwide for his portrayal of London's eccentric private detective Sherlock Holmes is trading his Belstaff coat for tweed this fall. Benedict Cumberbatch…

NFL

'Vicktory dogs' travel road to rehabilitation seven years…

Of the dozens of dogs groomed by Bad Newz Kennels, 48 were rescued and 22 of the pit bull terriers have emerged at Best Friends Animal Society.

MLB

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according…

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according to report

NFL

Giants lineman Chris Snee to retire: Reports

The Giants report to training camp on Tuesday, but Chris Snee may not be there when they do.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony talks about his charity work in…

As he is used to doing every year, NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is going to visit Puerto Rico to do work for his foundation.

Tech

RocketSkates let users roll with a motor

Los Angeles company Acton has raised funds on Kickstarter to roll out a nifty alternative – motor-powered "RocketSkates."

Tech

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony becomes a tech entrepreneur

He's been an All-Star, an Olympian, and a celebrity spokesperson. Now NBA player Carmelo Anthony is adding the position "tech entrepreneur" to his resume. Along…

Tech

Ulises 1 is the world's first singing satellite

A group of artists and engineers in Mexico have unveiled Ulises 1, the world's first opera-singing satellite.

Home

Wallscape on a budget

Skip the wallpaper and ombre an accent wall instead.