Four Real? Four at bats that changed the game. Red Sox vs Twins 5-7-13

Game 33: Sox lay an egg and lose 6-1
Ryan Dempster pitched seven strong innings and only gave up two runs to the Minnesota Twins, but Red Sox batters could get nothing going off of Scott Diamond on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. In the end, two Red Sox errors broke the game open and the Red Sox dropped game two of the series 6-1. Here are the four at bats that changed the game.

1)Top of the fifth inning, and the score is knotted at zero. With a man on third and Chris Parmelee up, Ryan Dempter throws Parmeee a dirty split fastball that he pops up to the third base side. Both Will Middlebrooks and David Ross run full speed to make the catch, but as Middlebrooks gets the out, the two collide. The collision eventually removes both players from the game. See the collision here.

2) Top of the fifth. Wilken Ramirez is up after Parmelee, and he takes a fastball right past the drawn in infield and just off of the diving Stephen Drew to draw first blood. 1-0 Twins. See the single here.

3) Top of the seventh, and the game is still close. Demspter is still dealing, and catcher Ryan Doumit comes to the plate. On a two and two pitch, Dempter misses his spot and throws Doumit a perfect pitch to hit; right over the plate. Doumit hits on just over the Green Monster to double the Twin's lead. 2-0 Twins. See the HR here.

4) Top of the eighth inning, and the game is broken open. The first two hitters that Dempster faces hit balls to the new third baseman, Pedro Ciriaco, who has just entered the game for an injured Middlebrooks. Two plays in a row, and Ciriaco misplays both to put men on first and third with no outs. Dempster leaves at 110 pitches, and Craig Breslow proceeds to give up three hits and a walk. By the time the damage is over, the Twins have scored 4 times and they lead 6-0.

Boston ended up scoring a run in the 9th inning on a Jarrod Saltalamachia homerun, but too little, too late, and the Red Sox suddenly look very thin. They have no third baseman, and if they can ever get to the ninth with the lead, they are going to now throw their third string closer, Junichi Tazawa, on the mound. Tomorrow, the Red Sox look to win game three of the series when Allen Webster faces Pedro Hernandez at 7:10pm on Fenway Park.
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