That was an exciting finish to a series the Red Sox really controlled. Player of the game tonight? Hard to say, with what Peavy gave to them, the work of Breslow, Bogaerts’ patience, Farrell’s moves, and Uehara’s work at the end of the game. The player of the game doesn’t matter all that much, because the Red Sox are going to the ALCS.
Middle 9th, 3-1 Red Sox: Ortiz grounds into the shift again, and Uehara’s heading back to the mound looking to get the Red Sox to the ALCS.
Top 9th, 3-1 Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia gets it done rather quickly with a sacrifice fly to right field on the second pitch from Archer, and Bogaerts scores after tagging up to give the Sox some breathing room.
And seemingly just for good measure, Maddon took a stroll to the hill to take out Archer and put in Wesley Wright. Because … well .. because "
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