Starting to get that feeling about Sox

Team's mental toughness shows yet again in 1-0, 16-inning victory over the Rays

Updated: July 18, 2011, 12:12 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With the game scoreless in the top of the 16th, Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona stood in the visitors dugout at Tropicana Field in the early-morning hours on Monday and knew the right player was stepping into the batter's box.

The manager's gut feeling was proved correct, as Dustin Pedroia slapped an opposite-field, two-out single to drive in Josh Reddick with the game's lone run en route to Boston's 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays after 5 hours, 44 minutes ...

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