Papelbon Saves the Sox

Beckett and Papelbon fire up Sox 

Well that didn't take long! In the first save chance of the season, Red Sox manager Terry Francona turned to Jonathan Papelbon, and Papelbon closed out the game with a scoreless ninth. He protected the one-run by striking out two and inducing a lazy pop-out. It was Papelbon's first professional save, although he was a closer in college.

Papelbon's save makes him the second former Spinner to record a Major League save. Who was the first? Leave your guess in the comments, and I'll give the answer next time.

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