April 15: Red Sox 3, Rays 2
Recap: For a short time on April 15, the Red Sox and the city of Boston were able to enjoy the traditional Patriots’ Day game, in which the Red Sox walked off in the bottom of the ninth to complete a three-game sweep of the Rays. That all changed around 2:50 p.m., when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon sent shockwaves across the city and nation.
In the game, Andrew Bailey blew a 2-1 Red Sox lead in the ninth after allowing a single to Ben Zobrist that scored Desmond Jennings from second base. After a leadoff fly out by Shane Victorino in the bottom of the inning, Dustin Pedroia singled and scored the game-winning run all the way from first base on a double by Mike Napoli, giving the Sox the 3-2 win.
They said it: "I was a little out front but I was able to keep my hands back," Napoli said. "My body went a little forward (and) I just kind of flicked my wrist at it." – Mike Napoli