For the second night in a row, Jacoby Ellsbury delivered a walk-off win for the Red Sox.
This time, it came in the form of a Home Run.
Ellsbury is making a serious case for the MVP, and honor thought to be reserved for fellow Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez.
Tim Wakefield did not get his 200th win last night, as he left while the game was tied in the 6th. Still, the Wicked Knucklah was solid, giving Boston 6 2/3 and conceding only 3 runs. The Red Sox won 4-3 over Cleveland behind Ellsbury’s solo shot in the bottom of the 9th.
Erik Bedard makes his Red Sox debut tonight at Fenway. This is a big game for Red Sox Nation, who will be sitting on the edge of their seat as Bedard comes in to replace an ailing Clay Buchholtz. Recent reports indicate Buchholz could come back for the Post-Season, but that is uncertain…and with 53 games left, the Sox still need to reach the playoffs. With this lineup and first place position in the AL East, life is good for Red Sox fans. But a solid start from Bedard tonight would make everyone feel THAT much better heading into this weekend’s match-up against the Yankees.