ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Red Sox manager John Farrell called it the unforeseen. Other Red Sox observers would have called it impossible.
Either way, it happened. Indomitable, unhittable closer Koji Uehara, as sure a thing as there is on this Red Sox team and in Boston sports at the moment, gave up a stunning two-out walkoff home run to Tampa Bay catcher Jose Lobaton in the ninth inning Monday night that gave the Rays a 5-4 victory in Game 3 and new life in this American League Division Series.
No one would have predicted that after the Sox scratched out a run in the top of the ninth to tie the game, 4-4, Uehara would be on the mound for their demise. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.