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MLB: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2

BOSTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Boston's Jon Lester allowed three hits and every Red Sox batter had at least one hit Friday in a 12-2 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of an ALDS.

MLB: Boston 12, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava's three-run homer got Boston off to a quick start Friday and the Red Sox clinched home field advantage in the playoffs by downing Baltimore 12-3.

MLB: Toronto 4, Boston 2

BOSTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Toronto's Mark Buehrle handcuffed Boston's batters Saturday, limiting the Red Sox to one run over six innings in the Blue Jays' 4-2 win.

MLB: Boston 5, New York Yankees 1

BOSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Jon Lester dominated New York on one run over eight efficient innings Saturday, boosting the Boston Red Sox over the Yankees 5-1.

MLB: Boston 8, New York Yankees 4

BOSTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia blasted a grand slam in the seventh inning Friday that catapulted Boston to an 8-4 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Clay Buchholz came off the disabled list to toss five scoreless innings Tuesday, staking the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 whitewash of Tampa Bay.

MLB: Boston 13, New York Yankees 9

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Jonny Gomes collected four RBI and Mike Napoli hit two home runs Saturday to help the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 13-9.

MLB: Boston 7, Chicago White Sox 2

BOSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jake Peavy limited his former White Sox teammates to two runs through seven innings Saturday, staking first-place Boston to a 7-2 victory over Chicago.

MLB: Boston 13, Baltimore 2

BOSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino homered twice and drove in seven runs Tuesday, backing a strong start from Felix Doubront in Boston's 13-2 trouncing of Baltimore.

MLB: Boston 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jon Lester fired 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball and Jonny Gomes homered Saturday, handing the Boston Red Sox a 4-2 interleague win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Boston 12, San Francisco 1

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Felix Doubront dominated San Francisco over eight innings Wednesday and the Boston Red Sox banged out 12 hits in their 12-1 interleague rout of the Giants.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Boston 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen threw 7 2/3 shutout innings Thursday and Mike Moustakas keyed a three-run first inning to bring Kansas City a 5-1 triumph over Boston.

MLB: Boston 7, Houston 5

HOUSTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Stephen Drew hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning Wednesday to finish off a Boston comeback and boost the Red Sox over Houston 7-5.

MLB: Boston 15, Houston 10

HOUSTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Boston catcher Ryan Lavarnway allowed four past balls Tuesday but redeemed himself with the go-ahead hit in the Red Sox's 15-10 win over the Houston Astros.

MLB: Boston 8, Seattle 7

BOSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava singled in the sixth run of the ninth inning Thursday to finish off an improbable comeback that gave Boston an 8-7 win over Seattle.
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Jonny Gomes
Tampa Bay Rays Jonny Gomes hits a 3-run homer in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York City on April 5, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .
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Jonathan Johnson "Jonny" Gomes (born November 22, 1980 in San Francisco, California) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.

Gomes was born in San Francisco and raised in Petaluma, California. He was an all-league at Casa Grande High School, coached by Dominique Wirtz, in his hometown of Petaluma. As a sixteen-year-old in May 1997, he was a passenger in a car accident that killed his best friend, Adam Westcott. Gomes, who was sitting next to Westcott in the back seat, was only slightly injured. Gomes has Westcott's initials tattooed on his right biceps.

After graduating in 1999, he went to Santa Rosa Junior College before being selected in the 18th round of the 2001 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. While he was in the rookie leagues, he was certified to become a personal trainer. His older brother, Joey Gomes, currently plays for the Edmonton Capitals, of the Golden Baseball League. The family name "Gomes" is Portuguese in ancestry.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jonny Gomes."
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