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Final: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  August 24, 2013 04:19 PM

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Game over: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2: Uehara retired the Dodgers in order for his 13th save. He has thrown 20.2 consecutive scoreless innings.

The game ended with Dustin Pedroia making a diving stop to rob Jerry Hairston of a hit. It was only the fourth loss in 22 games this month for the Dodgers.

The Sox are 3-2 on a road trip that ends Sunday night with Jake Peavy facing Chris Capuano.

Xander Bogaerts had his first career hit with a single in the ninth. When Ellsbury grounded into a force at second for the second out, he went back to the dugout thinking the inning was over and was tagged out. In a 4-2 game it was a bad mistake.

Bottom 8th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2: Well, $20 million man Carl Crawford, who apparently has to sit against lefties, came into pinch-hit for the pitcher's slot and walked. Crawford was running out of time for his hope of sweeping the Red Sox.

Puig singled but Ellis struck out bringing up Gonzales against Craig Breslow, who relieved Tazawa. Gonzalez lined a double to left center scoring both runs.

Farrell pulled a double-switch after Hanley Ramirez walked taking Middlenbrooks out and inserting Xander Bogaerts at third while Koji Uehara came on to pitch. Uehara wound up striking out AJ Ellis stranding two runners on base.

Top 8th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - The Red Sox loaded the bases against Brian Wilson. A double to leftcenter by Dustin Pedrioia, an infield single by Mike Napoli and a walk by Drew. Middlebrooks took a called third strike on 2-2 to leave the bases loaded.

Bottom 7th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Lester allowed a walk and his third hit to Andre Ethier with one out, but once again, Lester got the benefit of a double play, a linedrive to shortstop Stephen Drew on which he was able to step on second base to double off Ethier.

Top 7th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - The Red Sox were retired in order by Marmol and lefty reliever J.P. Howell.

Bottom 6th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Yasiel Puig singled, and while he was trying to steal second, Mark Ellis lined into a double play when Shane Victorino caught the liner and threw to first which Puig had vacated. Adrian Gonzalez flew out to end the inning.

Top 6th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Carlos Marmol came on for Ryu after Nick Punto pinch-hit in the bottom of the fifth. Marmol, the ex-Cubs closer, struck out three batters in the inning. He also walked Jonny Gomes, who stole his first base of the season.

Bottom 5th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Lester has allowed only one hit to the Dodgers. Really pitching well and obviously back in his good groove. The Dodgers went down in order in the fifth.

Top 5th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Ryu hasn't given the Red Sox much since the first. He retired the top of the Red Sox order side in the fifth including a strikeout of Victorino.

Bottom 4th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Mark Ellis led off with a single rightcenter vs. Lester, who then K'd Adrian Gonzales and Hanley Ramirez, before walking A.J. Ellis. Andre Ethier lined to right to end the proceedings.

Top 4th: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Stephen Drew continues to make a case for why the Red Sox should re-sign him with a double to left field, but he didn't get very far as Ryu dug in to get the next three outs with two strikeouts of Ross and Lester.

Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Jerry Hairston Jr. reached on a throwing error by Mike Napoli on a toss to Lester at first, but after Ryu moved the runner over with a bunt, Puig lined out to right field.

Top 3rd: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - After Ryu got the first two outs, Napoli singled, his second hit. Gomes struck out.

Bottom 2nd: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Lester takes care of the middle of the Dodgers order as Hanley Ramirez, Friday's hero with a two-run homer, popped really high to third base. AJ Ellis fanned and Andre Ether grounded out to second base.

Top 2nd: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Hardly a sweat for Hyun-Jin Ryu. He got David Ross on a ground ball to third, struck out Jon Lester on three pitches and got Jacoby Ellsbury to line out to left.

Bottom 1st: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0 - Jon Lester walked leadoff hitter Yasiel Puig to start off his outing. He struck out Mark Ellis and the Adrian Gonzalez lined to first base where Mike Napoli made the catch and stepped on first which Puig had vacated.

Top 1st: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 0: Big start for the Red Sox who were shut out Friday night, 2-0. They got a three-run homer by Jonny Gomes off Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu after Mike Napoli drove in the first run after Shane Victorino was hit with a pitch and Dustin Pedroia reached on an infield single.

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