The Boston Red Sox scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as they completed a nice comeback and defeated the visiting Minnesota Twins by the score of 6-5. It was a great win for the Red Sox and huge because the rivals in New York beat the Tampa Bay Rays so now the Red Sox are only 3 games out in the division.
J.D. Drew had a rbi groundout in the eighth to get the Red Sox’s rally started. Manny Ramirez then hit a two run home run and Brandon Moss then tacked on a rbi single. Drew, Ramirez, and Moss all had two rbi each in the game. Dustin Pedroia also had two hits in the game to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.
Jon Lester tossed 7 1/3 innings as he got a no decision in the game. Lester gave up nine hits and five runs as he was shacky through out the game. To be honest, I’m suprised that he was able to last seven plus innings the way he was throwing the ball.
David Aardsma was the winning pitcher after recording the final two outs in the eighth inning after he came in when Lester excited. Jonathan Papelbon had some troubles in the ninth inning as the Twins had the game tying run on third base but he was able to finish off the Twins without that run scoring. Papelbon now has 27 saves on the season.