Still, with that being established, the Red Sox are rather lucky to have won the past two games.
More specifically, it was more the result of a fortunate decision by Bobby Valentine on Tuesday that led to Will Middlebrooks resting and Ryan Sweeney playing right field. Sweeney made a spectacular sliding catch to rob Brennan Boesch of a hit in the second, and he later made a great play by catching a laser to the warning track off the bat of Miguel Cabrera that would have scored two runs. Had either of those balls fallen, there’s no telling if Daniel Bard would have been able to get out of the jams that would have followed, and there’s no telling if the Red Sox would have gone on to win 6-3 "
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