Four Real? Four at bats that changed the game. Red Sox vs Jays 5-11-13

Game 37: Sox batters fail, lose 3-2
Another game, another good pitching performance from the Red Sox, another loss. Just when you thought it was bad enough, Boston has another great pitching performance go by the waste-side as the Red Sox had trouble scoring until late, scratched back into it, then gave the game up in the ninth inning. This was the seventh time that Boston has scored three runs or less in the last ten games. Here are the four at bats that changed the game:

1) Top of the third inning, and Clay Buchholz starts the inning by walking Colby Rasmus. Rasmus gets to second on a bunt but then scores on a Melky Cabrera single to left field to put the Jays up 1-0. See the RBI single here.

2) With the Red Sox down 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Boston's bats wake up to tie the game. With David Ross on first base with a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury crushes a ball just to the left of the triangle to triple in Ross. Later, Dustin Pedroia reaches on an error to score Ellsbury and tie the game. See Ellsbury's triple here.

3) Top of the ninth inning, and Junichi Tazawa is facing Adam Lind. With with score tied, Lind takes a flat breaking ball into the blacked-out seats in center field to take the lead. See Lind's HR here.

4) Bottom of the ninth inning, and Will Middlebrooks leads off with a double against closer Casey Janssen. Janssen bears down and gets the next three men, Stephen Drew, Daniel Nava and Jacoby Ellsbury, to ground out or fly out and preserve the win for the Jays.

Tomorrow's afternoon game will be the rubber match of the series at 1:35pm when Chad Jenkins makes his Toronto debut versus Ryan Dempster.

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