Red Sox Live Blog: Sox Strand Two Runners In Ninth, Lose 7-6 To Orioles

April 21, 2014 2:35 PM
Red Sox Live Blog: Sox Strand Two Runners In Ninth, Lose 7-6 To Orioles
" Final, 7-6 Orioles: The Sox came close, but fell just short in the ninth inning. Here’s how it happened:

Tommy Hunter, who entered the game 4-for-5 in save opportunities this year, came on to pitch the ninth.

Jackie Bradley Jr. led off by grounding out to first base.

Holt then battled back from a 1-2 count to work the count full. On the 3-2 pitch, Holt sent a chopper up the middle. Lombardozzi ranged to his right and fired quickly to first but missed badly, allowing Holt to reach via error.

Dustin Pedroia stepped to the plate representing the tying run, and for the second day in a row, he smashed a double high off the Green Monster.

David Ortiz, unsurprisingly, was intentionally walked with first base open, and up stepped Mike Napoli.

Mr. Napoli has had quite the whirlwind 14 hours or so, as he took a fastball to the kneecap last night in the ninth inning but stayed in the game to be a part of the walk-off win. He then homered off that same pitcher earlier in this game "

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