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|Monday, 15 April 2013 18:51|
The Red Sox beat the Rays 3-2 on an RBI double by Mike Napoli in the ninth inning on Monday in Boston's traditional Patriots' Day morning game.
The game began at 11:05 a.m. and ended at about 10 minutes after 2 p.m. A little less than an hour after that, about a mile away, the explosions from Copley Square could be heard by those in and around Fenway - but not in the clubhouses where the teams were getting ready to leave.
The game sent the Red Sox fans home happy - at least for a while.
With the scored tied at 2, Napoli drove a line-drive double off the left-field wall in the ninth inning that scored Dustin Pedroia from first with the winning run.
BLUE JAYS 4, WHITE SOX 3
TORONTO (AP) - Mark Buehrle pitched in and out of trouble into the seventh inning to beat his former team, J.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis hit solo homers and the Blue Jays topped the Chicago White Sox.
Buehrle (1-0) went 6 1-3 innings in his first career start against the White Sox, allowing two runs and nine hits. The left-hander walked two and struck out three.
Right-hander Gavin Floyd (0-3) remained winless as the slumping White Sox lost for the sixth time in seven games.
TWINS 8, ANGELS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Joe Mauer had a home run among his four hits and drove in three runs for the Minnesota Twins in an victory over the Angels on a cold, windy night that helped send several fly balls to the deepest parts of Target Field.
Kevin Correia (1-1) earned his first American League win after finishing seven innings for the third time in as many starts with the Twins, getting two double-play grounders to help him limit the Angels to solo home runs by Peter Bourjos and former Twins utility infielder Brendan Harris.
Angels starter Joe Blanton (0-3) was battered again for nine hits, one walk and four runs in 4 2-3 innings. Mauer doubled and scored in the first and led off the fifth inning with a homer to left-center. Trevor Plouffe also went deep off Blanton, and Justin Morneau drove in a run with a double.