Final: Red Sox 2, Padres 1

Game over: Red Sox 2, Padres 1: Exciting walkoff homer by Jonny Gomes in the bottom of the ninth, pinch-hitting for Brandon Snyder against Luke Gregerson. It was the third walkoff homer for the Red Sox, second for Gomes who last did it June 18 vs. the Rays. The game was played in 3:05 before 36,911.

Top 9th: Red Sox 1, Padres 1 – Koji Uehara in a tie game. Padres can’t break him.

Bottom 8th: Red Sox 1, Padres 1 – Promising inning for the Red Sox when Dustin Pedroia led off with a double and Ortiz was walked intentionally. Nava struck out against reliever Luke Gregerson and Mike Carp flew out to center. Salty struck out swinging after taking a couple of low strikes and stranded two men.


Top 8th: Red Sox 1, Padres 1 – Tazawa comes on for Boston. He struck out the side.

Bottom 7th: Red Sox 1, Padres 1 – The Red Sox can’t seem to mount much of anything. They go down in order.

Top 7th: Red Sox 1, Padres 1 – Lester retired the bottom of the order in his final inning. Lester allowed six hits, one run, walked one and struck out five in a very good outing.

Bottom 6th: Red Sox 1, Padres 1 – With one Mike Carp doubled, his second hit, but both Saltalamacchia and Snyder struck out.

Top 6th: Red Sox 1, Padres 1 – Carlos Quentin led off with a single and Chase Headley walked in what started out as a promising inning for the Padres. But Lester bore down and served a double-play grounder to Kyle Banks and struck out Jesus Guzman.

Bottom 5th: Padres 1, Red Sox 1 – Victorino, Pedroia and Ortiz go down in order vs. Volquez.

Top 5th: Padres 1, Red Sox 1 – Lester has a 1-2-3 inning.

Bottom 4th: Padres 1, Red Sox 1 – A single by Mike Carp and double by Jarrod Saltalamacchia tied the game.

Top 4th: Padres 1, Red Sox 0 – More two outs hits against Lester. Yasmani Grandal doubled with two outs.

Bottom 3rd: Padres 1, Red Sox 0 – A hit batter by Volquez (on Igelsias) brought warnings to both benches. Ellsbury singled and after Victorino bounced back to Volquez, there were runners at second and third and one out. But the Sox rally fizzled.


Top 3rd: Padres 1, Red Sox 0 – A two-out double by Carlos Quentin, but Headley’s ground out to third.

Bottom 2nd: Padres 1, Red Sox 0 – A single by Daniel Nava, but then three straight K’s by Volquez.

Top 2nd: Padres 1, Red Sox 0 – Lester retired the Padres in order.

Bottom 1st: Padres 1, Red Sox 0 – The Red Sox threaten but do not score. Victorino hit a ground-rule double to right that kicked into the stands. After Dustin Pedroia reached on an infield single and stole second base, Ortiz lined out into a double-play. Pedroia caught off the bag..

Top 1st: Padres 1, Red Sox 0 – A less than efficient start for Lester. He allowed an infield hit to Carlos Quentin with two outs and a single off the wall by Chase Headley before Kyle Blanks knocked in the run with a single to center. Jesus Guzman lined out to first to end the inning.

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