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AL GAME OF THE DAY

This time, Boston rallies for win over Baltimore, 6-5

One day after being on the losing end of the greatest comeback in Orioles history, the Red Sox use a four-run ninth inning to pull even and Julio Lugo singles in the tiebreaking run in the 11th.

July 02, 2009|Associated Press

BALTIMORE — One day after being victimized by the greatest comeback in Baltimore Orioles history, the Boston Red Sox staged an improbable rally of their own.

The Red Sox used a four-run ninth inning to pull even, Julio Lugo singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th and Jonathan Papelbon became Boston's career saves leader by closing out a 6-5 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Papelbon got three outs in the 11th for his 133rd save with the Red Sox, breaking the team record held by Bob Stanley. Less than 24 hours earlier, Papelbon yielded the key hit as Boston blew a 10-1 lead before losing, 11-10.

In this one, Red Sox pitchers retired the final 24 batters.

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