Kiermaier Walks Off Sox after Excruciating Extra-Inning Error

April 23

Feyereisen pitches for the Rays against Whitlock, who is starting for the first time ever. The Sox put two on with two out in the top of the fourth before Dalbec strikes out to waste an opportunity that will come back to bite Boston. Lowe leads off the bottom of the frame with a double to the right-field corner but is stranded.

This is a pitching duel. After five innings, the Rays have the only hit. Story robs Lowe of a hit and records the second out of the bottom of the sixth with a surprising catch in the shift. Slugfests are so much more fun to watch than pitching duels. At least something happens in a slugfest. The Sox have no hits through nine innings, but the game heads to extras when they keep the Rays off the board all night. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team go to extras without the benefit of a hit. Jackie Bradley Junior is the runner at second because he made the last out of the ninth. He scores when Dalbec finally breaks up the no-no with a triple to right to make it 1-0 Boston at last! He scores on a Vázquez sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. Arozarena is the runner at second in the bottom of the frame. He moves to third with two out on a balk by Robles and scores on an error with the Rays down to their last strike to make it 2-1. A stolen base puts the tying run at second right before Kiermaier launches the game-winning home run into the right-field seats. 3-2 F/10