here comes captain varitek!The facts:
* Jon Lester throws seven (!!) innings of one-run ball.
* Eric Gagne strikes out the side in the ninth and (irony of ironies) gets the win.
* Manny makes the first out of the ninth, and the game-tying and walk-off heroics to fall to Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek and Coco Crisp.
I LOVE THIS ALTERNATE UNIVERSE.