R.I. -- The Pawtucket Red Sox literally walked off with a 6-5 victory
over the Columbus Clippers before 6,411 on Saturday at McCoy Stadium.
A four-pitch walk of Brandon Snyder by reliever Jerry Gil, who inherited a two-out, bases-loaded jam, scored Drew Sutton with the game-winning run and capped a three-run bottom of the 9th inning. Sutton, who went 3-for-3 with two walks, started the scoring in Pawtucket's final at-bat with an RBI singe to draw the Sox within 5-4.
Justin Henry followed with another run-scoring single to tie the game, before Columbus right-hander Matt Langwell (L, 2-1) issued his third walk of the inning. Langwell induced a shallow fly out, but gave to Gil for the final batter of the night. Snyder's base on balls was the eighth by Clippers' pitchers and 14th overall.
The evening began inauspiciously for Pawtucket starter Allen Webster, working on five days' rest in his first appearance since making his major league debut last weekend for Boston. Webster was charged with three runs after walking three and allowing two hits in the top of the 1st inning.
The PawSox struck back on Henry's two-run double in the 3rd, only to see Columbus score in each of the next two innings on a sacrifice fly by Omir Santos and a homer by Cedric Hunter.
Trailing 5-2, Pawtucket inched closer in the 8th when Mark Hamilton doubled home Sutton. Thereafter, Pedro Beato (W, 2-1) completed 2.0 scoreless innings for the victory.
Sutton, Henry and Hamilton combined for seven of their team's nine hits and delivered five RBI.
The Sox will entertain the Clippers at 1:05 on Sunday, as ex-Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2, 4.58) confronts Terry Doyle (2-0, 1.48).