No dramatic comeback win for Sox Friday night

No dramatic comeback win for Sox Friday night
August 3, 2013, 12:30 am
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BOSTON -- It had a similar feel to it.

The ninth inning dramatics that took place at Fenway Park the previous two nights had mostly everybody at Fenway Park, on Friday night, believing that another walk-off win was possible.

With the Red Sox trailing the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 entering the bottom of the ninth, Stephen Drew led off with a single to right field.

But Brock Holt missed three attempts on a bunt. The third attempt he pulled back at the last second, but it was a called strike three anyways.

"We started to put it together," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "Unfortunately, we were trying to sacrifice a bunt over there. Ziegler is a dead ground ball pitcher. We didn't get it."

Still, the Red Sox had a shot. Especially when Jacoby Ellsbury ripped a single into right field, sending Drew to second.

But Shane Victorino lined out to left field and Dustin Pedroia grounded out to the pitcher, Brad Ziegler, to end the game in a 7-6 Red Sox loss.

"Another base hit by Jacoby, yeah, things started to build a little momentum," said Farrell. "A similar feeling that we've had the last couple of nights. But unfortunately it didn't happen like the other night."