Red Sox Crawford delivers game winning hit


Carl Crawford heard the loud boos turn into enthusiastic cheers after he delivered the game winning hit on Sunday aftertnoon against the Seattle Mariners. April was a month long struggle for Crawford, who this past winter signed a seven year $142 million dollar contract with the Red Sox. Unfortunately Crawford, who was a consistent .300 career hitter with the Tampa Bay Rays thoughout his career, got off to a dreadful start. Things got so bad that manager, Terry Francona, moved Crawford out of the leadoff spot and inserted him into the number seven position. When that didn’t seem to help the veteran manager tried resting Crawford for a few days to let him regroup. On Sunday against Mariners pitcher, Jamey Wright Crawford, enjoyed his greatest moment in a Red Sox uniform as his hit gave Boston a 3-2 win. “Everything I’ve hit has seemed like an out,” Crawford said. ” Seeing it go through took a weight off my shoulders.” “It’s meant a lot, knowing the other guys have my back and have understood I’ve been going through some things.” Scoring on Crawford’s hit was infielder, Jed Lowrie, who with two outs, was on third with a triple. After a two hit afternoon Crawford upped his average to .168. Meanwhile, also impressing on the afternoon was Red Sox knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield, who struck out three an surrendered only one run in 5.1 innings. Besides Crawford the other big hit came from designated hitter, David Ortiz, who in the third hit a double to cash in a couple of runners. After a horrendous 11-15 month of April the Red Sox are enjoying a perfect 1-0 month of May.


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