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RED SOX POWER PAST TIGERS 12-6; MOVE TO 5-5
Sean Casey’s 3 RBIs help push the Sox past the Tigers
(April 10, 2008) – The two most disappointing players from the 2007 season provided the offense to take the rubber game against the Detroit Tigers. J.D. Drew’s one out single was the spark plug for a four run rally by the Sox in the fourth inning after the Tigers scored two runs of their own in the top half. Drew finished the game 3-for-3 with two runs batted. Center fielder Coco Crisp and catcher Kevin Cash would follow Drew with two RBI base hits of their own in the Red Sox’s 12-6 victory against the Tigers.
The veteran right fielder was batting with one out and two runs aboard in bottom of the fourth, Drew sent a Nate Robertson pitch into right field. Ramirez, who reached with a walk, decided that DeMarlo Hale’s stop sign was just a suggestion. Well there it was a good thing there were no
Crisp would follow Drew’s lead by sending a double down the right field line that would bounce into the stands. On first look, it appeared as if fan interference would be called but on replay the umpires made the correct call. The ball was not touched by a fan in the field of play, it took a hop off the warning track and caromed off the right field foul pole. Because the foul poles are set back in the stands the ball technically left the field of play hence why it was a ground rule double. Third baseman Kevin Youkilis, who had also walked, would score the tying run on the base hit while Drew had to be held at third. Drew would score the go ahead run on first baseman Sean Casey’s ground out to first before Cash would plate Crisp with the fourth run of the game.
The knuckleballer was not particularly sharp against Tigers hitters but he pitched well enough to get his first win of the season. Early on in the game, Tim Wakefield faced some difficulty. He walked four and hit two
The Tigers would get a run back in the top of the seventh with a homerun to left field by Magglio Ordonez to make the score 4-3. But the Sox would bat around in the bottom half of the inning. Ramirez and Casey would give the Sox insurance runs with a double and single, respectively, in the bottom of the inning. Ramirez doubled to left scoring Dustin Pedroia (who stole his first base of the season off Tigers pitcher Zach Minor) and David Ortiz. Casey would push Jacoby Ellsbury (who ran for Ramirez) and Drew, who was intentionally walked.
The archrivals come into
WIN: Tim Wakefield (1-0)
LOSS: Nate Robertson (0-1)
Third baseman Mike Lowell was placed on the 15-day DL with a sprained left thumb. Minor league infielder, Jed Lowrie was recalled from
Coming into tonight’s game, David Ortiz is 1-for-18 in his last five games. The one hit was an RBI single in Sox 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays on April 6.
Kevin Youkilis hit a ground rule double to right to drive in Pedroia and Ortiz. Youkilis was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.
The 3 Stars of the Game:
- J.D. Drew,
3-3 2 RBI, Run-scored BOSTON
- Sean Casey,
2-5 3 RBIs BOSTON
- Coco Crisp,
2-3 Double, 2 RBIs, Run-scored BOSTON
The Golden Donkey Award goes to: Julian Tavarez for allowing three earned runs on three hits in the top of the eighth inning to make the score 8-6