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This one might be the kind of game that we look back on as a turning point.
The Red Sox walked off with the win (copyright Don Orsillo) as Cody Ross launched a three-run homer off Addison Reed to prevail 3-1 over Chicago. Down 1-0 and struggling offensively all game, the Sox put together a clutch 9th. Carl Crawford singled, Adrian Gonzalez singled, and all of a sudden we had a ball game.
The White Sox put in rookie Addison Reed to try to put away Cody, but no such luck. Everyone watching knew it was going to be a home run, double play, or strikeout (because it was Cody Ross, after all), and fortunately it was the former.
Not to be forgotten, Clay Buchholz was impressive, scattering six hits across eight innings. He walked one and struck out six. His ERA is all the way down to 5.19, which is amazing considering how lousy he was at the start of the year.
The problem was Jose Quintana was equally impressive for the White Sox. He also went eight innings, giving up just five hits, and walking nobody.
Whatever...flip that bat, Cody.