Gomes HR in 9th sends Red Sox to twinbill sweep of Rays
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jonny Gomes' two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth rescued Andrew Bailey and sent Boston to a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay in the second half of a doubleheader from Fenway Park.
Bailey (3-0), who subbed for the spectacular Felix Doubront, gave up a game-tying homer to Kelly Johnson in the top of the ninth. Daniel Nava drew a leadoff walk against Joel Peralta (1-3) and Gomes drilled a pitch well over the Green Monster to end the contest.
Nava clubbed a solo shot for the Red Sox, who swept the twinbill following a rain-extended 5-1 decision earlier in the evening.
Doubront ended up tossing eight scoreless innings, giving up three hits and fanning six for the tough no-decision.
Starter Jake Odorizzi allowed a run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Rays, who skidded to their eighth loss in 10 outings.
06/18 22:42:53 ET