4 real? Four at bats that changed the game. Red Sox vs A's 4-24-13

Game 21: Red Sox win 6-5
After yesterday's disgusting game, many fans were wondering if Jon Lester could bring back that loving feeling and get the Sox a win, and while he did not pitch very well, Boston's offense came alive this late afternoon to win in the warm Spring sun, 6-5 and take the series from Oakland. Here are the four at bats that changed the game:

1) With two men on in the forth inning, Chris Young came up versus Lester. With Chris Young batting .152 and Lester's ERA at 1.52, you knew something eerie would happen, and it did. Chris Young hit a hanging curveball with a straight shot over the Green Monster that would have left the stadium if it didn't hit the Sports Authority sign, and Lester's first homerun allowed this year is a big one. 3-0 A's. See Young's homerun here.

2) Bottom of the forth, and it's always exciting to watch when David Ortiz and Mike Napoli are coming to the plate. For those that kept the game on and watched, they were not disappointed, as David Ortiz legs out a double. It was great to see him run hard to earn that two bagger, and he then becomes quickly rewarded as Mike Napoli doubles him home. That is now Napoli's 26th RBI, and he still leads the American League in runs batted in. To his team's credit, he also leads in men on base when he comes to bat. See Nap's double here. Stephen Drew follows with a stand up triple, scoring two more and now the game is tied at 3. See Drew's triple here.

3) Bottom of the fifth inning, and Boston is starting to pull away. Jacoby Ellsbury singles then steals his league leading 10th steal, and Shane Victorino shows some excellent hitting to double Ellsbury in. Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz single, and the struggling A's pitcher, Brett Anderson, leaves the game. The Red Sox would tack on one more run when Daniel Nava singles in Dustin Pedroia, and the Red Sox lead 6-3.

4) Top of the seventh inning, and Chris Young is killing the Red Sox. Fan favorite Koji Uehara gives up a leadoff homerun to Young, but then settles down and returns the next three in order. 6-5 Red Sox. See Young's homerun here.

The score would stay 6-5, and Red Sox closer keeps getting the job done, and he strikes out the side to give the Red Sox the win. Tomorrow, the Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox face Phil Humber and the Houston Astros at 6:35 in Boston.

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