Recap - Red Sox rally to beat Nationals

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox scored three runs in the 7th inning to beat the Washington Nationals 8-7 at Fenway Park Tuesday night.

Photo courtesy Associated Press
Trailing 7-5 heading into the bottom of the 7th, Boston pushed 3 runs across without the benefit of a hit. Hanley Ramirez reached on an error to lead off the inning. Shane Victorino was hit by a pitch and one out later Allen Craig was plunked to load the bases. Ramirez and Victorino both scored on an error and Craig scored on an RBI ground out by Brock Holt (pictured).

The Red Sox survived a shaky start by Justin Masterson who was lifted with 2 outs in the 5th inning. He gave up 7 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. Edward Mujica got the win in relief; Koji Uehara pitched a clean 9th inning with a pair of strikeouts to earn his 1st save of the year.

Dustin Pedroia led the offense with 3 hits including his 3rd home run of the season. It came in the 4th inning off Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg.

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