Jul 10, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; The Boston Red Sox mob first basemanMike Carp
(third from right) after hitting in the winning run against the Chicago White Sox during the tenth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Only a few hours later, the Red Sox did it again with a 4-3 comeback win over the White Sox, this time in ten innings.
This victory came with help from Mike Carp, making his first appearance since recovering from a broken foot. He entered the game to pinch hit in the ninth and ended up driving a single to left field to drive in Nava for the win.
The comeback was exciting, but the events leading up to this win were also not lacking in drama. After Boston starter Jon Lester gave up a run to the White Sox in the first, he quickly found his groove and finished his outing with 12 strikeouts. White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana had a perfect game going through five innings before he walked Stephen Drew and David Ross in the sixth. Then Jackie Bradley Jr.’s RBI single ended the no-hit bid and David Ortiz followed with a double to score Ross and Bradley and give the Red Sox the 3-1 lead.
With his team’s lead was still intact, Uehara took the mound in the ninth looking to shut down the White Sox and secure the win.
But that would be too easy.
The battle continued into the tenth, when Carp came through with his game-winning hit.