Saturday, April 19, 2014
It was going to be the feel-good story of the day, 44-year-old Tim Wakefield out-pitching Felix Hernandez for a needed Red Sox win.
But Bobby Jenks blew the lead, something he is doing more and more often.
But that simply led to another feel-good story, with struggling Carl Crawford singling in Jed Lowrie in the bottom of the ninth, for a 3-2 win.
The Red Sox will welcome the Angels Monday night. It will be the battle of the stomach flu's. Both Clay Buchholz and Jered Weaver were scratched from Sunday starts because of illness. It looks like they will face each other at Fenway.
Carl Crawford is batting .500 (2-for-4) in May. He said after Sunday's game that the team wants to just forget about April. Sounds good to Red Sox fans.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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