Next time I will pass on mentioning that I want to see Ryan Howard swing it for a series.
Howard made the Boston Red Sox pay in the bottom of the ninth hitting a game-tying solo home run to send the game to extra innings.
Boston rallied in the 13th inning scoring three runs sparked by a Jacoby Ellsbury’s RBI single to put Boston ahead 3-2.
Jon Lester’s gem was all but forgotten after Howard’s blast.
Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable in the ninth inning after completing two consecutive saves against the Yankees.
Kevin Youkilis and J.D. Drew both hit solo shots in the win.
Star of the Game – Lester
Lester went seven innings allowing one run on two hits, two walks and 11 strikeouts.
He pitched a gem and got nothing to show for it.
Next Game – 6/13 vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Daisuke Matsuzaka/Antonio Bastardo
Bastardo is 2-0 on the season with a 2.45 ERA.