Tuesday's series opener against the Angels featured a dominant pitching performance by Clay Buchholz, but there was also something far more exciting. In the midst of a 1-0 pitchers duel, Ryan Kalish took Jered Weaver deep in the fourth inning for his first career grand slam — bringing in David Ortiz, J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell. The Sox went on to win the game 6-0.
On Wednesday, the team found itself in trouble against the Angels, down 5-4 going into the seventh. Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen, however, had a meltdown, allowing two runs to score on non-base hit RBIs. First, a wild pitch allowed Victor Martinez to score the tying run. Next, pinch hitter Daniel Nava took one for the team, getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded for the go-ahead run. The Sox held on, winning 7-5.
Saturday's game against Toronto was a tense one. The team had been brutalized 16-2 on Friday, and blew an early lead, resulting in extra innings. The fans at Fenway were quiet — until an unlikely hero stepped up. In the bottom of the 11th, Jed Lowrie hit a walk-off home run to give the Sox the win.
So, which was the best moment of the week? Text 'SOX1' to 542542 for Kalish's. Text 'SOX2' to 542542 for Nava's, or text 'SOX3' to 542542 for Lowrie's.
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