With Jered Weaver pitching for the Angels, he of the 6-0 record with a 0.99 ERA, would you have believed the Red Sox would tag him with his first loss of 2011?
It was a tight affair until the 7th, when the Red Sox pulled out the whoopin' sticks and scored six runs, capped by a bomb hit by David Ortiz into the Monster seats.
But the at-bat of the night was by Dustin Pedroia. He battled Weaver with runners on second and third and two outs to a 13-pitch battle in the fifth, as he kept fouling off pitch after pitch. Dustin won it with a line single up the middle, putting the Red Sox ahead to stay, 3-2.
Clay Buchholz looked shaky to start the evening, but settled down and went 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs for his second victory.
Wow. The Sox faced both Felix Hernandez and Jered Weaver in back-to-back games and came out with two victories. They are now 13-15, still 5 games behind New York.
Jerry Remy again missed Monday's game, and he Tweeted that he has a "bit of pneumonia" and will miss a few more games. Here's more from CBS Boston. (With thanks to my friend Lisa for the link.)
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