June 18: Red Sox 3, Rays 1
The second game of a day-night doubleheader, in which the first game was delayed by rain for three hours, is not usually one you expect to be a very exciting matchup. But Felix Doubront and Jake Odorizzi turned this into a pitcher’s duel, with the Red Sox holding a one run lead heading into the ninth inning.
Andrew Bailey came in to close the game, but allowed a leadoff home run to Kelly Johnson to tie the game 1-1, one of Bailey’s many blown saves that would ultimately cost him his job as the Red Sox closer.
The Sox came up in the bottom of the inning looking for some heroics, and it did not take them long to find some, as Daniel Nava walked to lead off the inning, bringing up Jonny Gomes with the winning run on first. Gomes ended the game with a blast over the Green Monster that sent the Sox to another walk-off win.