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Wed, 04/21/2010 - 10:44pm  

Youkilis gives Red Sox another walk-off win

The Red Sox claimed their second straight walk-off win as Kevin Youkilis' double off the center field wall with two outs in the 12th inning handed the Sox an 8-7 win over the Rangers Wednesday night at Fenway Park. The blast scored Marco Scutaro, who was set in motion from second with the count full. The last time the Red Sox had back-to-back walk-off wins were April 28-29, 2008, against Toronto.

 

The Red Sox stormed back from a 4-1 deficit after two innings, thanks in large part to J.D. Drew's third-inning grand slam. The Drew homer, his second of the season, came after the Sox had initially gotten on the board via Mike Lowell's solo shot in the second. The Red Sox extended their lead in the fourth inning when Darnell McDonald became the first Sox player to hit home runs in his first two games with the team since Sam Horn managed the feat in on July 26-27, 1987. Lowell increased the hosts' lead to three runs in the sixth with an RBI single, plating Kevin Youkilis. But Josh Hamilton thwarted Josh Beckett's bid for a win, taking the Sox starter well over the center field wall for a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh.

 

At one point Texas relievers retired 18 Red Sox batters in a row, a streak that was snapped when Marco Scutaro singled with one out in the home half of the 12th inning.

 

Beckett finished his night allowing seven runs (six earned) on six hits, walking five and striking out four over seven innings. He threw 115 innings before giving way to reliever Daniel Bard, who notched two scoreless innings.




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