BOSTON -- Jason Bay made a smashing debut with Boston by tripling and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning as the Red Sox began the post-Manny Ramirez era with a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.
Bay was obtained from Pittsburgh on Thursday in the deal that sent the slugging Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The former Pirate took Ramirez's spot Friday night -- in left field and with clutch hitting.
He had failed to put the ball in play in his first five at bats -- two walks, a hit by pitch and two strikeouts -- before he came up with two outs in the 12th against Alan Embree (1-4). He hit the ball high to left field with the crowd hoping for a game-winning homer. - WHDH (Photo courtesy of Yahoo! through Getty Images)
This ought to have made Fallon happy.