David Ortiz sports a big smile after being mobbed by teammates at the plate. (AP)
By John Barone / MLB.com
David Ortiz hit two homers, including a walk-off shot in the ninth that barely went inside the foul pole in right. Alex Gonzalez also homered, and Tim Wakefield was solid for seven frames, but Boston needed Papi's heroics after Ramon Ramirez allowed a game-tying shot in the eighth.
BATTING HR: Ortiz, D 2 (22, 2nd inning off Floyd, 0 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Pena, R, 0 on, 1 out),
Gonzalez, Al (5, 6th inning off Floyd, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Ortiz, D 8; Gonzalez, Al 5; Pedroia; Youkilis;
Bay. RBI: Ortiz, D 2 (77), Gonzalez, Al (30). Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Ortiz, D 2; Gonzalez, Al. GIDP: Ellsbury. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Bay (12, 2nd base off Thornton/Pierzynski).
Martinez, V (5, throw). DP: (Pedroia-Gonzalez, Al-Kotchman).
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