Saturday, October 18, 2008

Unlikely sources of power

It’s turning into a power game, and the power is coming from a pair of unlikely sources.

Jason Bartlett, who homered once during the regular season, drove a line drive into the left field seats in the bottom of the fifth to tie the score at 2-2.

The Red Sox went back on top in the top of the sixth when Jason Varitek homered to right-center field.

It was the 11th career postseason home run for Varitek, but his first of this postseason. What’s more, it snapped an 0-for-15 slide.

That hurts.

James Shields allowed a single to Coco Crisp, who turned out to be the last batter he faced.

Shields threw 109 pitches, 65 for strikes.

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