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If you're a fan of Boston sports last night was a great night. You've got the Bruins in Game 1 of a playoff series against the New York Rangers winning in overtime with a goal from Brad Marchand. Then you flip to the Red Sox, who were trailing 3-1 in the top of the 9th, and watch a Will Middlebrooks double to put the Sox up 4-3 to come away with a victory. Two wins in dramatic fashion in the span of around 5 minutes. It was a great night.
After one of the best Aprils in franchise history, it's been a tough May so far for the Red Sox. One of the major differences is the health of the club, most notably the closer position. Reports out today have Joel Hanrahan done for the season after Tommy John surgery and Andrew Bailey is targeted to return Monday but has health concerns of his own. Hopefully Bailey will return and be back to what we saw earlier in the season as there aren't many other options right now.
Again, it's still too early to get a full grasp on the team but there have been a handful of moments like last night that excite you. Especially last night. On the road against a very good closer in Fernando Rodney, they found a way to win and it may have been their most dramatic win so far in 2013.
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