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              === Red Sox rally past O's on Patriots' Day eve ===
 
 Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dustin Pedroia scored the game-winning run on
 a  throwing  error in the ninth  inning to complete Boston's comeback and give
 the Red Sox a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles on the eve of Patriots' Day.
 
 Sunday  night's game  began  with  an emotional  ceremony  dedicated to  those
 impacted  by last  year's Boston  Marathon tragedy  and ended  with the  hosts
 giving the Fenway Park faithful something to cheer about.
 
 The  Red  Sox scored six  unanswered runs  to win for  the fourth time in five
 games, the deciding run coming on David Lough's errant throw from left field.
 
 Pedroia  was on third with the bases loaded and one out, and Mike Carp, pinch-
 hitting  for Jonny Gomes,  sent a sharp line drive to left field. Lough caught
 the  ball  on the  run, but his  throw home  was not cut  off by third baseman
 Jonathan  Schoop and caromed wildly off the backstop. Pedroia hesitated trying
 to score at first but wound up scoring without a throw.
 
 "All their outfielders have great arms, so you have to get a great jump for
 situations like that. We just lucked out," Pedroia said.
 
 Jonny  Gomes hit  a three-run homer off  Ubaldo Jimenez in the sixth inning to
 get  the rally started, then David Ortiz and Mike Napoli each knocked in a run
 in the seventh.
 
 Adam  Jones went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI to highlight Baltimore's
 offense,  but  it wasn't enough  as the  Orioles dropped their second straight
 game on the heels of a three-game winning streak.
 
 Jimenez was staked to a 5-0 lead before the momentum changed in the sixth when
 Gomes, with runners on first and second, sent a hanging breaking ball into the
 bleachers above the Green Monster for a three-run homer.
 
 Boston pulled even in the seventh against Zach Britton, thanks in part to Ryan
 Flaherty  botching  a potential inning-ending  double play ball. Flaherty took
 the  throw  to second  and dropped the  ball on the  transfer, and second base
 umpire Paul Schrieber ruled he never made the catch cleanly.
 
 "I dropped the ball. Didn't turn the double play like I should have," Flaherty
 said. "That's the way the rule is. I didn't turn the double play like I should
 have."
 
 Pedroia  followed with a  single to load the bases, and Ortiz brought in a run
 with a base hit to right, cutting Boston's deficit to 5-4.
 
 Evan  Meek  relieved Britton and  got Napoli to ground  one to third, but Matt
 Wieters  couldn't secure  Schoop's  one-hopper to  the  plate, allowing  Grady
 Sizemore to score the tying run.
 
 In  the ninth, Pedroia  was a foot away from a walk-off home run against Brian
 Matusz  (1-1)  but settled for a  double when a  fan reached over the wall and
 touched  the  ball. Ortiz was intentionally  walked and Napoli took a fastball
 off his left knee prior to the wild finish.
 
 Edward  Mujica (1-1)  stranded a runner on  third in the ninth to earn the win
 behind  Jake  Peavy, who labored  through a  three-run first inning. His first
 mistake  was  sent over the Monster  for a solo  homer by Nelson Cruz, and the
 next  three batters all reached base, with Wieters singling in Chris Davis and
 Jones racing home on  J.J. Hardy's sacrifice fly to center.
 
 Lough's  RBI double  in the fifth made it  a 4-0 game, and Peavy was chased an
 inning later following Jones' two-out, run-scoring single.
 
 Peavy  was  charged with five  runs on 10  hits and four  walks and took a no-
 decision for a fourth straight start to open the season.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Jimenez yielded three runs on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings ...
 Cruz's  homer  in the  first ended a  string of four  straight games without a
 homer  for  the Orioles, their  longest stretch since  June 2012 ... Davis has
 reached base safely in 16 straight games ... The series finale will be decided
 early  Monday, with  the first pitch on Patriots' Day scheduled for 11:05 a.m.
 (ET).
 
 
 04/21 02:01:01 ET