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Red Sox Walk-Off for Second Straight Night

iStockphoto(BOSTON) -- For the second consecutive night, the Boston Red Sox walked-off against the Chicago White Sox in an afternoon affair at Fenway Park on Thursday.

Mike Carp's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the tenth scored Daniel Nava to give Boston (41-51) the win.

For Carp, it was a grateful return to the lineup after missing more than a month with a broken right foot. After being placed on the disabled list back on June 2, Carp was activated Monday before delivering a game-winner on Thursday.

"Some of the nights, I almost had to turn the TV off in those situations because you can't be there to help," said Carp. "It's tough being on the DL with a boot on my foot."

The Red Sox trailed 1-0 early but scored three runs in the sixth against Jose Quintana to take the lead.

Chicago (44-49) tied things up in the ninth when Koji Uehara gave up a two-run homer to Conor Gillaspie, forcing extra innings. 

Nava led off the bottom of the tenth with a pinch-hit walk before being advanced to second on Mookie Betts' sacrifice bunt. Stephen Drew was intentionally walked to set up the double play, but Carp singled to left field for the winning run.

It is the eighth time this season that Boston has won in walk-off fashion.

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Red Sox Place Victorino on DL

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring.

The 33-year-old Victorino injured the hamstring after running out a bunt in the ninth inning Friday night.

Victorino has already missed 22 games this season due to the hamstring, which was injured in the team's last spring training game.

The 11-season major league veteran has played in 21 games for the Red Sox this season hitting .242 with one home run, 10 runs scored and 10 RBIs.

Boston recalled outfielder Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Victorino's place.

Nava started the season in Boston but hit .149 in 17 games before being demoted.

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Tigers Lose No-Hitter, Take 1-0 ALCS Lead on Red Sox

Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Anibal Sanchez was dominant and left with a no-hitter through six innings of work in the Tigers 1-0 ALCS win over the Red Sox on Saturday night.

Sanchez and the Tigers bullpen held Boston without a hit until the ninth inning.  Sanchez walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth before he struck out Stephen Drew to end the inning.

Al Alburquerque and Jose Veras did not allow a hit after Sanchez left.

Joaquin Benoit recorded the first out in the bottom of the ninth before allowing Daniel Nava's single to left.  Following the hit to Nava, Benoit got Drew to fly out and Xander Bogaerts to pop-up to the shortstop to end the game.

"No, not really," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said when asked if he was thinking about the combined no-hitter.  "You never feel comfortable; I wasn't really worried about a no-hitter.  It worked out fine for us."

Sanchez got the win and struck out 12, allowing six walks, with 116 pitches during six innings of work.

Jhonny Peralta drove in Miguel Cabrera with a single off Jon Lester in the top of the sixth for the only run of the game.

Lester pitched 6.1 innings and gave up the lone run with four strikeouts in the loss.

"I wouldn't say patience or working deep counts wasn't the reason we didn't get hit until the ninth inning," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of the effort by Sanchez and the Tigers bullpen.

Max Scherzer, who was 21-3 this season, will take the mound for the Tigers on Sunday night and the Red Sox will send Clay Buchholz to the mound.

"We'll be ready to go tomorrow night," Farrell said of facing Scherzer on Sunday and putting the tough game 1 loss behind them.  "We have the ability to put tonight behind us; our guys will be ready to go."

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Red Sox Rally in the Ninth to Beat Mariners, 8-7

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox kept their remarkable turnaround this season by scoring six runs in the ninth inning Thursday night to defeat the Seattle Mariners, 8-7.

The Red Sox trailed by five runs heading into the ninth inning, but their rally was capped off by Daniel Nava's single that scored Dustin Pedroia. It was the team's 11th walk-off win this season.

"I don't think anybody saw that coming," Nava said after the game. "You could see it happening, but it was still too far off."

"We don't quit. Ever," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "We truly believe we have a chance to do something special on a given night or given year. And that happens to be this year."

The Red Sox won, but you can't blame Marniers' starter Felix Hernandez. Hernandez went seven innings while striking out eight batters and allowing just one earned run.

Meanwhile, Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster was roughed up, giving up seven earned runs over six innings of work.

With the win, the Red Sox were able to remain in first place for another day. The team has a slim one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Red Sox Outlast Rays 10-8 in 14 Innings 

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) --  The Boston Red Sox just keep finding ways to win.

Daniel Nava hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 14th inning and the Red Sox held off the Tampa Bay Rays with a 10-8 victory Monday night at Tropicana Field.

The game lasted five hours as the Red Sox jumped out to leads of 6-0 and 8-6, but weren't able to hang on.  The Rays came back to tie the game twice before eventually falling in the 14th inning.

“Six runs, then two hits and eight shutout innings later, we tack a couple more on, then the seesaw battle began,’’ Sox manager John Farrell said. “Thankfully, it ended with a win, but you can’t say enough about the way our guys continued to grind away through a very long night.’’

Franklin Morales (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.  Cesar Ramos took the loss for Tampa Bay.

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Red Sox Win In Emotional Return To Fenway 

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(BOSTON) --  On the day they honored the victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox rallied late to defeat the Kansas City Royals 4-3.

Daniel Nava belted a three-run home run in the eighth inning for the Red Sox (12-4) who are off to their best start in 11 years.

Slugger David Ortiz was in the lineup for the first time this season after missing time with a right Achilles injury.

"I think today was different because we haven't been through what we've been through this past week," Ortiz said. "Driving around and looking around at people's faces, it was a very emotional day here just looking at those guys that were injured by those bombs going off and watching the news nearly every day, it was painful, very painful. Today I could see people opening their chest and letting it go."

Clay Buchholz (4-0) allowed eight hits and struck out six in eight innings of work.  Andrew Bailey closed the game out for his third save.

The Red Sox wore white home jerseys with "Boston" on the front instead of the customary "Red Sox." The shirts will be auctioned off for a fund to support victims of the bombings.

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Nava Leads Red Sox Past Orioles, 3-1

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Outfielder Daniel Nava smashed a three-run home run and starting pitcher Clay Buchholz tossed seven shutout innings as the Boston Red Sox (5-2) tamed the Baltimore Orioles (3-4) in their home opener on Monday, 3-1.

Boston broke a scoreless tie in the seventh. After second baseman Dustin Pedroia singled and first baseman Mike Napoli doubled, Nava sent a pitch by Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen over the Green Monster in left.

Buchholz turned in his second consecutive gem of the season, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out eight.

The Red Sox have now won nine consecutive season home openers.

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