Shane Victorino hit a ball through Josh Thole's legs at first base that scored Jonathan Diaz from second to walk off with the series win. It was that easy...sort of. Josh Thole was in for Adam Lind who left the game with back tightness.
The Sox jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the second inning. Lavarnway started the scoring by hitting a ground-rule double, scoring Napoli from second. Brandon Snyder hit a double two batters later, driving in Nava and Lavarnway.
The Jays picked up a couple of runs in the 4th on an RBI single and fielders choice.
Jonny Gomes doubled in Jacoby Ellsbury in the fifth to put the Sox up 4-2. Then it went downhill.
Jose Reyes homered in the seventh off of Breslow to make things interesting. Enter Uehara...Enter Jose Bautista...good bye lead, hello blown save. Another Jose Bautista homer and another blown save for Red Sox fans to stomach. At least it got better.
As mentioned, Shane Victorino hit a ball through Josh Thole's legs at first base that scored Jonathan Diaz from second to walk off with the win, and all ended up well.
How about this? The Sox have recorded their 50th victory of the season. Something they didn't achieve until July 29th last season.