Game 78: July is the new June

Good news, Red Sox Nation: the Red Sox are undefeated! In July!

The Red Sox pulled off a comeback by beating the Orioles 6-5 in 11 innings on Wednesday.

The Sox scored four runs in the ninth and Julio Lugo -- yes, that Julio Lugo -- knocked in the game-winning run in the 11th. J.D. Drew, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits each. Kevin Youkilis had a home run and two RBIs. Jason Bay struggled, though, striking out five times on the day. Ouch.

Josh Beckett didn't fare too well. He gave up five runs against the O's in seven innings of work. It wasn't his best start of the year, but that O's offense doesn't suck too bad, so we'll give him a break there. Daniel Bard pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts while Ramon Ramirez earned the win.

Jonathan Papelbon got the save, his 20th of the season, but also his 133th career Sox save -- the most by any Sox closer in history. He passed "The Steamer" Bob Stanley who, I must say, lives in New Hampshire. Just sayin'...

Can we not have games like this anymore? That'd be appreciated. Let's just win and not worry about all these things called "dramatics." They get old if they're not happening in October...

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