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BOS 6, BAL 5: Flip side

Boston’s bullpen had something to prove.
Down 5-3 headed into the top of the ninth, Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer and Rocco Baldelli notched a pinch hit game-tying two-run single.
Julio Lugo drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning on an RBI single and the Red Sox pen did the rest.
The bullpen pitched four scoreless innings retiring all 12 batters in a row.
Daniel Bard pitched two innings with four strikeouts and Ramon Ramirez pitched the 10th inning. Jonathan Papelbon closed the door in the ninth for his 20th save of the season.
Including starter Josh Beckett and the bullpen, Boston’s pitching retired 24 straight batters to earn the comeback win.
Star of the Game – The team
That was a well fought, hard earned team victory. Yes, I could do the three star system here but I think for the Red Sox to bounce back like that after the previous loss to Baltimore says something about this team.
Next Game – Day off
Boston returns to Fenway to take on Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners