With some help of course. Down 4-2, Kevin Youkilis homered to deep left field to bring it closer at 4-3 in the eighth inning and then Dustin Pedroia followed in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly to score Julio Lugo to tie the game at 4-4.
That is where Ramirez comes in. A career 1-2 with one home run and two RBIs entering the at-bat vs. Cleveland Indians closer Joe Borowski, Manny belted a two-run home run, giving Boston the lead for good at 6-4.
Jonathan Papelbon cleaned house in the ninth inning with two strikeouts and a deep fly out to center field for his fifth save of the season. Mike Timlin earned the victory in one inning of solid relief in the eighth.
Jon Lester did not pitch too well but put the Red Sox in a position where they had a chance to win. That is all you can ask when your starter throws 4.1 innings of work.
Star of the Game: Kevin Youkilis
3-4 with one run and two RBIs warrants a star of the game here. It was Youk’s solo-homer that got things going in the eighth and they transcended into the ninth inning for the comeback win.
Preview of Next Game: Split? Why not sweep?
Well, sweep a two game set. Boston had a great comeback win and I was personally only looking for a split here. Since they got the first one let’s see if the offense can stay put in how they are doing and stroll to another win against the Tribe.