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Gomes' blast bails out Bailey

Closer blows Doubront's gem, but Sox walk off with doubleheader sweep of Rays

Updated: June 19, 2013, 2:33 AM ET
By By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Bill Belichick, who moonlights as a baseball fan, would have appreciated the strategy. Having just watched Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey sacked for a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth, Jonny Gomes elected to punt.

But the kick, a joyous still-in-stride boot of his helmet that cleared the huddle of teammates waiting at home plate, came only after Gomes had launched a walk-off, two-run home run over the Monster in the bottom of the ninth. It gave the Sox a 3-1 win and a ...

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