Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Boston Red Sox reliever Brayan Villarreal, left, walks off the field after giving up the game-winning run on a bases-loaded walk to San Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro during the ninth inning of an MLB Inter-league baseball game on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in San Francisco. San Francisco won 3-2. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
It was just the second time Victorino had hit a right-handed homer against a righty in his career, also doing it against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on Sept. 24, 2010, according to STATS LLC.
It looked as if that 2-0 lead would stand up when Jake Peavy escaped jams in the fourth and fifth innings. Belt, who had three hits, was stranded after a leadoff triple in the fourth when Posey grounded out and Peavy struck out Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford.
The Giants scored their first run of the series when Kieschnick led off the fifth with a single and scored on Joaquin Arias' triple. But San Francisco couldn't get the equalizer when Vogelsong, Gregor Blanco and Scutaro followed with groundouts.
NOTES: SS Xander Bogaerts (20 years, 323 days) became the youngest position player to appear in a game for Boston since Dwight Evans (20, 318) in 1972. He went 0 for 3 and stranded five runners. ... San Francisco 3B Pablo Sandoval was scratched because of a sore back. ... Boston RHP Clay Buchholz (neck and shoulder) threw 46 pitches in a simulated game and is set to make a rehab start Sunday. Farrell said he would like Buchholz to get three rehab starts but he might only get two depending on the minor league schedule. ... LHP Barry Zito (4-8) makes his first start of the month for the Giants in the series finale Wednesday after Chad Gaudin was placed on the DL. Felix Doubront (8-6) goes for Boston.