Extra Bases

Bring on the offense

Those walks to start an inning will bite you every time.

Or, at least, most of the time.

Barry Zito walked Mike Lowell, got two outs, then walked Julio Lugo. Lugo stole second on a play in which he was virtually picked off by Zito, but made it to second when the throw went to third to get Lowell, who was safe at the bag.

Then J.D. Drew doubled just over centerfielder Dave Roberts’s head, scoring two, followed by a single to right by Dustin Pedroia that scored Drew.

It’s 6-2, Red Sox, behind Julian Tavarez.

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