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Couldn’t Pitch

Jacoby Ellsbury made a stunning snare of Josh Willingham’s fly ball to center to end the first. The center fielder got a good jump and ran the correct route to intercept the ball on the run and avoid a slide into the bullpen wall, a feat he recently survived.

Brian Duensing faltered in the home half of the third and the Red Sox scored on three consecutive singles to tie the game 1-1. Justin Morneau dropped Carl Crawford’s foul pop-up with two down and two out. Crawford took the very next pitch into the Red Sox bullpen, a shot that seemed to break the game open.

But Felix Doubront quavered in the fifth. He walked two batters, allowed three singles, and the Twins tied the game 5-5. The Red Sox squandered a bases-loaded opportunity in the eighth and the game limped into extra innings. Rookie Darin Mastroianni led off the tenth with a double that dropped with Ellsbury and Cody Ross both attempting to run down the ball. Brian Dozier amusingly popped out to Will Middlebrooks on a bunt attempt but Jamey Carroll lined the ball over Dustin Pedroia’s glove and plated Mastroianni.

Game 107: August 3, 2012 ∙ 10 innings
WinMinnesota Twins
W: Jeff Gray (6-1)
S: Jared Burton (4)
2B: Justin Morneau – 2 (22), Jamey Carroll (13), Darren Mastroianni (2)
Boston Red Sox
L: Vicente Padilla (4-1)
2B: Carl Crawford (1), Cody Ross (19), Ryan Lavarnway (1)
HR: Crawford (3)

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