With the score deadlocked at 2 and a runner on second in the bottom of the 12th, Kevin Millar hit a grounder to Lugo. Julio bobbled the ball but was able to still throw out Millar because he was not running hard on the play. If Millar had hustled there would have been a runner at third with 1 out. After an intentional walk, the next batter hit a long fly ball for the third out, the hit would have been more than deep enough for the game winning sac fly had there been only 1 out. Lugo was saved from an error that would have cost the Sox the game and had the message boards humming with some ugly words about the shortstop. The Sox were able to take the lead in the top of the 13th when Manny reached on an error and advanced to second on the bad throw. Lowell drove him in with a single. A few more base hits gave the Sox a 3 run lead and it was all Papelbon in the bottom of the inning to pick up the save. This might have been just the thing that was needed to get the Sox out of the funk. Millar still knows how to get Boston to Cowboy Up!
Sox Win 5-2 BOX SCORE