|Final - 8.25.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Chicago White Sox||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||0||0||3||8||1|
|Boston Red Sox||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||3||X||6||11||1|
|WP: Manny Delcarmen (5 - 2)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (30)
LP: Scott Linebrink (3 - 6)
So it might not be possible to be "clutch" in baseball, but Jason Bay did his best to prove that theory wrong Tuesday night.
Bay hit a solo home run in the 8th inning to break a 3-3 tie and lead the Sox to an eventual 6-3 win. Victor Martinez doubled and Jacoby Ellsbury knocked in another run to give the Red Sox three runs in the 8th.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 30th save of the season after allowing a double and striking out two in the 9th to preserve the win.
Ellsbury, who went 3 for 5 with a run, stole third base in the first inning to put himself alone in the Red Sox record books. It was his 55th steal of the season, a new single-season Red Sox record.
Jon Lester started but didn't earn a decision. He threw 113 pitches in 6.2 innings of work while allowing three runs, four hits, two walks and striking out six.
Another good win for the Sox. Lester wasn't his best, but the offense saved him later in the game. It was good to see guys hit when it mattered the most. Another complete effort, with a solid showing from the bullpen.