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Ortiz's game-winning single in 12th gives BoSox ninth straight win

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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BOSTON -- Playing against the National League put David Ortiz in postseason form.

The Red Sox slugger beat the Philadelphia Phillies in extra innings for the second consecutive game, singling home the winning run in the 12th for an 8-7 victory on Monday and extending Boston's winning streak to nine games.

It was the 10th regular-season, game-ending hit of Ortiz's career and the third in Boston's last eight home games. He also had three in the 2004 postseason en route to Boston's first World Series title in 86 years.

"He's unbelievable. You just know he's coming through," said outfielder Coco Crisp, who also saw Ortiz hit a 10th-inning homer on Saturday. "You're just waiting for the opportunity to jump over the little gate in the dugout and be the first to greet him."

Boston led 6-0 after six and 6-5 in the ninth before Chase Utley homered off the Pesky Pole in right to force extra innings. The Phillies took a 7-6 lead in the 12th on Jimmy Rollins' RBI double, but Crisp doubled and scored on Kevin Youkilis' single to make it 7-7.

Mark Loretta walked, then Ortiz lined a 1-2 pitch to left-center. Ortiz, who leads the AL with 68 RBI, was mobbed by his teammates between first and second after Youkilis came around to score. Boston manager Terry Francona said it's what the team has come to expect.

"It's almost unfair," he said. "But you feel so confident in his ability to do those types of things."

Craig Hansen (1-0) earned his first major league victory for the Red Sox, who have swept three consecutive three-game series -- all against interleague foes. He pitched two-thirds of an inning and gave up Rollins' double.

Clay Condrey (1-2) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while getting two outs. Rollins had a bases-loaded triple in the seventh and drove in four runs, but the Phillies have lost 13 of 16 games to fall 12 games behind the first-place New York Mets in the NL East.

Boston had swept Atlanta and Washington before finishing off the Phillies in a makeup of Sunday's rainout. The Mets and Pedro Martinez return to Fenway Park on Tuesday night, and Boston had members of its 1986 World Series-losing team at the stadium to discuss plans to honor their 20th anniversary on Tuesday.

The '86 team, which blew a chance to beat the Mets in the Series when Mookie Wilson's grounder went through Bill Buckner's legs, was looking on when near-perfect rookie closer Jonathan Papelbon allowed Utley's solo homer in the ninth to tie it.

"I thought when we came in and scored that run we had a pretty good chance," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "We just couldn't hold them. Right now, I don't know what we can do. It just seems to backfire on us."

Shane Victorino led off the 12th with a single to center, then moved to second on David Bell's sacrifice bunt and to third on Chris Coste's groundout. Rollins lined a double off the Green Monster to give the Phillies their first lead.

Rollins had three hits, and so did Coste, who was playing in just his 10th major league game.

Crisp had three hits, and Ortiz went 1-for-4 with two RBI. Ortiz had an RBI groundout in the sixth, when Boston sent 12 batters to the plate to break a scoreless tie.

The Phillies answered with five in the top of the seventh, but Mike Timlin struck out pinch-hitter Pat Burrell with runners on first and second to end the inning.

Notes

  • The Red Sox released LHP Mike Holtz.
  • Aaron Rowand went 1-for-3 against Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield and is 11-for-17 versus the knuckleballer.
  • The Phillies had three players on injury rehab: RHP Jon Lieber (strained left groin) will pitch on Tuesday night, Mike Lieberthal was to catch on Monday night, and LHP Randy Wolf (left elbow ligament surgery) was to throw on Monday night.
  • Wakefield held the Phillies scoreless through six before they chased him in the seventh. He allowed three runs, five hits and two walks, striking out four.
  • Phillies right-hander Cory Lidle allowed four runs, five hits and three walks. He struck out five in 5 1/3 innings.
  • Philadelphia used seven pitchers, but Arthur Rhodes was not available for personal reasons.
 
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David Ortiz gets props from the boss, manager Terry Francona, after bringing home the winner.  (AP)
David Ortiz gets props from the boss, manager Terry Francona, after bringing home the winner. (AP)

Players of the Game
Boston

C. Crisp
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
Philadelphia

J. Rollins
AB 6
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 4
 
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS6134111 .263
Chase Utley, 2B6111104 .285
Bobby Abreu, RF4011211 .290
Ryan Howard, 1B6000034 .286
Aaron Rowand, CF5010122 .273
David Dellucci, DH2120100 .296
   a- Pat Burrell, PH-DH3000024 .252
Shane Victorino, LF5220022 .317
David Bell, 3B4100103 .249
Chris Coste, C6131001 .261
Totals47713771122 
a-struck out for Dellucci in the 7th
Batting
2B - Jimmy Rollins (21, Hansen), Bobby Abreu (19, Wakefield), Chris Coste (1, Timlin)
3B - Jimmy Rollins (2, Seanez)
HR - Chase Utley (14, Papelbon)
SH - David Bell (3)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins 4 (29), Chase Utley (44), Bobby Abreu (52), Chris Coste (2)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins (6)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (17, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Bobby Abreu (15, 2nd base off Delcarmen/Varitek)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Utley-Rollins
E - Aaron Rowand (4, Dropped fly)
Philadelphia Phillies
Cory Lidle 5.1544350 5.11
Geoff Geary0322000 3.60
Aaron Fultz 0.2100100 3.79
Ryan Franklin 2100000 4.24
Rheal Cormier 1.1000200 1.35
Tom Gordon 1.2100210 1.93
Clay Condrey (BS,1; L,1-2) 0.2322100 3.98
IBB - Ramirez by Aaron Fultz, Varitek by Rheal Cormier, Ortiz by Tom Gordon
Pitches-Strikes - Cory Lidle 109-59, Geoff Geary 11-7, Aaron Fultz 16-7, Ryan Franklin 21-12, Rheal Cormier 19-6, Tom Gordon 33-16, Clay Condrey 28-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cory Lidle 3-9, Aaron Fultz 1-1, Ryan Franklin 3-2, Rheal Cormier 3-1, Tom Gordon 2-1
Batters Faced - Cory Lidle 25, Geoff Geary 3, Aaron Fultz 4, Ryan Franklin 6, Rheal Cormier 6, Tom Gordon 7, Clay Condrey 6
Boston Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis, 1B6122120 .315
Alex Cora, 2B2000102 .301
   a- Mark Loretta, PH-2B3020100 .317
David Ortiz, DH5112211 .266
Manny Ramirez, LF4120210 .298
Trot Nixon, RF4000006 .326
   b- Gabe Kapler, PH-RF2000003 .500
Mike Lowell, 3B5111103 .308
Coco Crisp, CF5231002 .283
Doug Mirabelli, C4111022 .164
   c- Jason Varitek, PH-C1000101 .251
Alex Gonzalez, SS6121003 .262
Totals4781489623 
a-singled for Cora in the 6th
b-flied out for Nixon in the 9th
c-was walked intentionally for Mirabelli in the 10th
Batting
2B - Kevin Youkilis (20, Geary), Mark Loretta (17, Gordon), Manny Ramirez (10, Lidle), Coco Crisp 2 (6, Lidle, Condrey)
SH - Coco Crisp (2)
RBI - Kevin Youkilis 2 (37), David Ortiz 2 (68), Mike Lowell (39), Coco Crisp (13), Doug Mirabelli (6), Alex Gonzalez (20)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Youkilis (21), David Ortiz (29)
CS - Coco Crisp (3, 2nd base by Franklin/Coste)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
DP - Lowell-Cora-Youkilis
PB - Doug Mirabelli (9)
Boston Red Sox
Tim Wakefield 6633240 3.86
Rudy Seanez0222000 5.10
Javier Lopez (H,3) 0.2000210 2.25
Mike Timlin (H,13) 1100010 1.80
Jonathan Papelbon (BS,2) 1.1111121 0.46
Julian Tavarez 1100110 5.77
Manny Delcarmen 1.1111120 5.06
Craig Hansen (W,1-0) 0.2100000 7.36
IBB - Rowand by Javier Lopez
HBP - Victorino (by Tim Wakefield)
WP - Julian Tavarez (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Wakefield 108-69, Rudy Seanez 9-5, Javier Lopez 15-5, Mike Timlin 20-13, Jonathan Papelbon 33-19, Julian Tavarez 22-13, Manny Delcarmen 30-17, Craig Hansen 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Wakefield 4-9, Javier Lopez 1-0, Jonathan Papelbon 2-0, Julian Tavarez 2-0, Manny Delcarmen 2-0, Craig Hansen 1-1
Batters Faced - Tim Wakefield 26, Rudy Seanez 2, Javier Lopez 4, Mike Timlin 4, Jonathan Papelbon 6, Julian Tavarez 5, Manny Delcarmen 6, Craig Hansen 3
Game Information
Attendance - 36459
Game Time - 4:59
Temperature - 87
Umpires - Home - Dale Scott, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Bob Davidson