Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pierzynski gets walk-off triple after two Rays outfielders collide (VIDEO)

It was a Friday night of Red Sox and Rays players constantly clashing at home plate, but the game was decided after two Tampa Bay players collided with each other in centerfield.

A.J. Pierzynski won the contentious game with a triple as Boston beat Tampa Bay, 3-2, in 10 innings at Fenway Park. The fifth straight win for the Red Sox was even sweeter for the home team after manager John Farrell, two of his coaches, and starting pitcher Brandon Workman were ejected.

Juan Carlos Ovideo started the 10th for Tampa Bay and hit Jonny Gomes with a pitch with one out. Pierzynski then lined a long shot toward the triangle in center field.

With the Rays playing deep, center fielder Desmond Jennings and right fielder Wil Myers converged and collided. As the ball rolled away, Gomes raced around the bases. He scored while raising his helmet high, then flipped it into the air.

It was the second walkoff win in as many nights for the Red Sox and the first walkoff hit for Pierzynski since 2009. 

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