While Jason Bay was receiving a standing ovation at Fenway merely for not being Manny Ramirez — Boston’s former left fielder was telling the assembled Los Angeles media that becoming a Dodger was the culmination of a lifelong dream. The only thing missing was Tommy Lasorda showing up with his hair in braids.
Bay would score both runs in a 2-1, 12 inning defeat of Oakland. Former Boston reliever Alan Embree — a 38 year old living testament to the importance of teaching lefthanded children how to pitch — struck out David Ortiz and induced Alex Cora to ground out in the final frame, but allowed a triple to center from Bay. After issuing an intentional pass to J.D. Drew, Bay came in after Jed Lowrie slapped a ball past Bobby Crosby. It was Lowrie’s 2nd RBI of the night, so if you’re wondering who is supposed to drive in the runs without Ramirez on board, there’s your answer.