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Last Minute

Dennis Eckersley’s doppelgänger snatched victory from the other mascots in a last-minute win. Surely that had nothing to do with Eckersley throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. I just noticed that the mascots have mesh-like material in the neck to see through. If they push their face out far enough it looks like the mascot’s Adam’s apple.

For the second game in the row the Red Sox were unable to notch any extra base hits. Eckersley not-so-quietly lost his mind as Boston squandered opportunities with runners on base. They were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and wasted Rubby De La Rosa’s seven-inning gem. The starter’s line of four hits, one earned run, one walk, and seven strikeouts was enough to tally a win with a functional offense.

Edward Mujica took the mound in the tenth and allowed a leadoff walk to Alberto Callaspo. Nick Punto bunted Callaspo over and John Farrell replaced Mujica with Koji Uehara. The closer uncharacteristically gave up a hit to the outfield. Even Brock Holt couldn’t get to Coco Crisp’s liner in time to hose Callaspo at home.

Jesse Chavez had a no-hitter until Holt singled to lead off the sixth frame. Holt also made a dazzling grab of Callaspo’s sinking liner in the third inning. Stephen Vogt, the Athletics’ version of Holt, scored on the play.

Game 75: June 21, 2014 ∙ 10 innings
Boston Red Sox
1 L: Edward Mujica (2-3)
No extra base hits
WinOakland Athletics
2 BS: Luke Gregerson (6)
W: Dan Otero (6-1)
3B: Stephen Vogt (1)

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