Josh Reddick celebrates his two-run jack with third-base coach DeMarlo Hale. (Rob Carr/AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
Jon Lester wasn't his normal dominating self, but he buckled down when it mattered most and the Red Sox's offense picked up the southpaw with a three-run seventh and a five-run eighth to reduce their playoff magic number to nine.
a-Grounded out for Markakis in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Mora in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Roberts, B (53, Lester), Pie (9, Lester). HR: Wigginton 2 (10, 2nd inning off Lester,
0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Delcarmen, 0 on, 0 out), Mora (8, 4th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out), Pie (9, 9th inning off
Delcarmen, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Roberts, B 2; Izturis, C; Wieters 3; Mora 4; Wigginton 8; Pie 7; Fiorentino. RBI:
Wieters (36), Wigginton 2 (36), Mora (43), Pie (26). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fiorentino. GIDP:
Mora; Izturis, C; Wieters. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 7.
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