After 10 games of complete misery, the Boston Red Sox have finally won a game. And the best part, they did even when Clay Buchholz put them in a big hole.
After four innings, the Red Sox found themselves trailing the Atlanta Braves 6-1. But in the top of the 5th, they rallied with five runs, two on a Dustin Pedroia single that was followed by a David Ortiz three-run homer.
Then the rains started to fall and the game was delayed. That didn’t deter the visitors though as Big Papi hit a sac fly in the 7th. A.J. Pierzynski added an RBI single and then Junichi Tazawa, Andrew Miller and Koji Uehara made it stand.
This win was a total team win and hopefully it jump starts the Red Sox. They are a better team than their record indicates. We won’t place blame on the injuries or the bad pitching or the slumping at the plate.
It’s baseball. It’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon. There is still 112 games left. Plenty of time to make up ground and get back into things.
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