Sep 22, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront (22) throws a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Sox Cap Final Homestand With Win


In his final start of the year, as well as his first start in over two weeks, Felix Doubront went out on a high note. The big lefty would go seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks as well as two strikeouts. The effort was good enough for the win as the Sox would cruise to a 5-2 victory over the preseason favorite Toronto Blue Jays. It has been revealed that Doubront will be used out of the bullpen if he indeed makes the postseason roster. There’s also a chance he makes an appearance later this week.

 

David Ortiz (solo shot) and Jackie Bradley (three run shot) each homered to lead the offense with Ryan Lavarnway providing an RBI single as well.

With Detroit losing, the Sox regain some ground in the chase for the AL’s best record. As of right now it appears they’ll at least retain their current lead over the Oakland A’s (as I write this they are currently up 10-5 over the Twins in the top of the seventh). The win caps off a successful final homestand for the 2013 season. The Sox went 6-3 on the homestand, securing a playoff spot and the AL East title in the process. They went an amazing 53-28 at Fenway Park this season.

The Red Sox are off tomorrow night as they travel to Denver to face the Rockies in a two game set. John Lackey is scheduled to take the hill against Tyler Chatwood.

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