After a season of stumbling against A.L. East opponents, the Red Sox spark some hope by winning five of seven in Tampa Bay and Toronto.
The Red Sox open a critical eight-game homestand Friday night with a three-game series against A.L.-West leading Houston.
When his teammates scored eight runs before he even took the mound, it figured to be a pretty easy night for Wade Miley. Instead, it turned out to be a chore.
4yAlso, Jarrod Saltalamacchia legs one out; Daniel Bard earns a rare save.
4yCarl Crawford was not happy to be plunked on the hand by Oakland's lefty ace.
4yAll those folks who thought the Red Sox DH was over the hill are being silenced by his torrid hitting this year.
4yJohn Lackey returns from the disabled list and starts his 'new' season with a solid, if not spectacular, outing.
4yThere would be no 9th inning collapse this time around, as home runs by Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez were enough to win 6-3 and earn the Sox sweep.
4yThe veteran right-hander isn't ready to say, however, that he's thrown his last pitch for the Red Sox.
4yThe Red Sox didn't make it easy on themselves, but they walk-off in the 14th inning, 9-8.