Lowe knows "W"
Short Take: Big ninth inning
Hello again, Sox Fans. It's not quite so depressing to count yourself
in our number after a thrilling six-run ninth inning comeback led the Sox all
the way back for an 8-4 Sox victory!
It sure didn't start out very hopeful. Starter James Baldwin
had nothing, and left after 3.2 innings trailing 4-0. Meanwhile the Sox
hitters were watching Tim Holt pitch a no-hitter, something that seems almost
inevitable to happen to this anemic Sox team.
Sean Lowe turned this game around by himself. He got Baldwin out of
the fourth by inducing a groundout then proceeded to strikeout six Tigers over
the next four innings.
Finally in the sixth inning Jose Valentin broke up the no-hitter with a
leadoff triple. Magglio Ordonez doubled Valentin home and Harold
Baines sacrificed Ray Durham to cut the deficit to 4-2.
That set the stage for a dramatic ninth inning. With one out, three
consecutive singles led to one run and set the stage for a clutch at-bat by Jose
Valentin. Quickly down 0-2 in the count to Detroit closer Todd
Jones, Valentin worked the count to 2-2, then slapped one to the right of the
diamond that bounced off the glove of a diving Tony Clark, scoring the tying
But the Sox weren't done yet! Tony Graffanino reached on a
fielding error and Ray Durham punched a three-run double up the
middle! Ordonez added another run with a double and suddenly we Sox Fans
were confronted with a most unusual occurrence: the Sox batted around!
Keith Foulke nailed it down in the ninth and the Sox pull out
perhaps the most gratifying victory of the season.
To hell with losing. One win at a time, Sox Fans!
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
innings of shutout one-hit relief work, including six K's. This
gutsy performance (too rare from the bullpen this year) put the Sox in
position for a ninth inning comeback. A clutch performance!
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