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Another wild win for the Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 1, 2013 01:04 AM

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I'm about out of words after the last two late nights at Fenway. So here's what some other guys had to say:

Stephen Drew on his game-winning single: "Overall it's an exciting win and hopefully we can keep this thing going.

"Had a base open, so I figured they'd walk Jonny [Gomes] or make him swing at some pitches he didn't want to swing at. He did a good job.

"Just trying to get a good pitch, get a good count to get the pitch that I wanted. And it happened. Kind of seeing the angle off the bat, I knew it would stay fair."

Gomes on his unassisted double play to end the top of the 15th inning: It definitely was on purpose. To tell you the truth Ive been waiting years to do that. Never had one and never seen one. Thats one Im glad Ive got on my resume.

Drake Britton on his first major league win: "It was amazing. We were all down [in the bullpen] there knowing that it could be any one of us or it could be all of us. It was just an amazing feeling to be out there on the mound."


John Farrell said the Red Sox "have some moves to make" with their bullpen before Thursday's game. Between the bullpen and third base, you could see some roster shifting going on.

The Sox have 10 walkoff wins, their most since 1996. It's the most before August since 1931.

At 65-44, the Sox have matched their high point of the season at 21 games over .500.

Taking the first two games of the series sure looks good with Felix Hernandez on the mound for Seattle tomorrow.

Opponents are 5 for their last 51 against Koji Uehara. His signing in the winter generated little buzz but Uehara has been remarkable all season.

Dustin Pedroia said he considered standing on second base and high-fiving Gomes as he jogged in. "But I decided that would be a bad move," he said.

Thanks for reading. Back at it tomorrow.

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