Sox Win on Error in 9th
Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia (15) reacts behind Baltimore Orioles' Matt Wieters after scoring on a throwing error by David Lough in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2014. The Red Sox won 6-5. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
People hold banners in front of the scoreboard at Fenway Park during ceremonies to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Boston — Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough’s throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night.
Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who overcame a 5-0 deficit and improved to 4-5 in Fenway Park where they went 53-28 last season.
Adam Jones had three singles and a double, and Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer to spark a three-run first inning for the Orioles.
Boston can take three of four when the series concludes with today’s traditional 11 a.m. Patriots’ Day start.
Pedroia opened the ninth with a replay-reviewed double off the top of the Green Monster against Brian Matusz (1-1). With the crowd chanting “Home run! Home run!” The ruling was the “call stands” after a 2 minute, 2 second delay. A fan had reached over just at the line at the top of the wall to touch the ball, and replays appeared inconclusive.
Pedroia advanced on a wild pitch and, after David Ortiz was intentionally walked, Darren O’Day hit Mike Napoli on the left knee to load the bases. Pinch hitter Mike Carp hit a liner to left. Pedroia tagged and broke down the line, but headed back. Lough’s throw was wide of the plate and bounced around as Pedroia raced home.
White Sox 16, Rangers 2
Arlington, Texas — Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and Chicago snapped a four-game losing streak with a rout of Texas, which had won five in a row.
The White Sox went ahead to stay with three unearned runs off Robbie Ross (1-1) in the fifth, including Abreu’s fifth homer of the season for a 5-2 lead.
Yankees 5, Rays 1 (12)
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Dean Anna drew a bases-loaded walk on a full-count pitch with two outs in the 12th inning and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single as New York beat Tampa Bay for a split of a wild four-game series.
Yangervis Solarte was walked by Heath Bell (0-1) to open the 12th. After failing twice to bunt against C.J. Riefenhauser, Brett Gardner reached on a fielder’s choice and went to third on Brian McCann’s two-out single. Jacoby Ellsbury was intentionally walked before Anna checked his swing to complete an eight-pitch at-bat and score the go-ahead run.
Athletics 4, Astros 1
Oakland, Calif. — Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and Oakland beat Houston to complete a series sweep.
Twins 8, Royals 3
Kansas City, Mo. — Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning and helping Minnesota top Kansas City to avoid a three-game sweep.
Tigers 2, Angels 1
Detroit — Rick Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, and Detroit took advantage of four errors in a victory over Los Angeles.
Three of those errors came on one play in the first inning, allowing Detroit’s Ian Kinsler to score from first on a walk. Then in the sixth, Angels catcher Hank Conger threw wildly to first trying to pick off Austin Jackson. It was his second error of the game, and Jackson went to second.
Indians 6, Blue Jays 4
Cleveland — David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth, lifting Cleveland over Toronto.
Cleveland entered the sixth trailing 4-2, but reliever Aaron Loup (1-1) walked the bases loaded before Murphy delivered a line drive past third base that kicked off the stands and caromed into shallow left field, allowing all three runners to score.
Axford, the fourth Cleveland reliever, loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth before retiring Edwin Encarnacion on a groundout for his sixth save.
Josh Outman (3-0) recorded the final out of the sixth.