Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Dustin Pedroia drove in the game-winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the Boston Red Sox edged the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, in the second installment of a three-game interleague series at Fenway Park.
Starter Tim Wakefield went 6 1/3 frames, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on five hits with six strikeouts. Jonathan Papelbon (2-3) worked a scoreless ninth to pick up the win.
Manny Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored against his former club. Garret Anderson had three hits, scored a run, and knocked in a run for the Dodgers, who have dropped three straight and six of eight overall.
Vicente Padilla allowed four runs on five hits in a 5 1/3-inning start. He was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game.
"They made four errors and we didn't take advantage," said Los Angeles manager Joe Torre. "We didn't do a lot of damage out there today. If I'm not mistaken we had three guys get all the hits."
With the score tied at four in the bottom of the ninth, Ronald Belisario (1-1) took over for Los Angeles. Bill Hall led off with a single, but was thrown out at second on Daniel Nava's bunt. Marco Scutaro walked two batters later to put men on first and second with two outs. Jonathan Broxton came in from the bullpen and Pedroia laced a 1-2 fastball into right field to end the game.
"He threw me some pretty tought pitches and it wasn't fun," said Pedroia. "I never faced a guy like that before and he was throwing 100. Honestly, when there was two strikes I was just trying to put the ball in play."
The Dodgers drew first blood with a run in the top of the second. Ramirez singled, stole second, and scored on Anderson's base hit.
Boston responded with a run in the home half to tie things up. Martinez walked and Hall singled to put men on first and second with two outs and Nava hit an RBI double.
The Red Sox plated two runs in the fourth to go in front. Youkilis singled and came around to score on Martinez's homer for a 3-1 lead.
LA cut the gap to one on Ramirez's solo shot over the Green Monster in the top of the sixth. Boston, though, got a solo homer from Youkilis in the home half to make it a 4-2 game.
The Dodgers scored twice in the seventh to make it a 4-4 game. Anderson led off with a double and crossed the plate two batters later on Blake DeWitt's two-bagger. DeWitt advanced to third on right fielder Hall's fielding error and scored when Matt Kemp lofted a fly ball to right off Manny Delcarmen.
LA stranded a runner on third in the top of the ninth.
Boston took two of three from the Dodgers the last time these teams met back in 2004...The Red Sox committed a season-high four errors...Ramirez stole his first base since August 29, 2008. He also recorded his 142nd career homer at Fenway Park...Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew (right hamstring) missed the game...The Dodgers placed pitcher Carlos Monasterios on the 15-day disabled list to make room for Padilla...Boston recalled pitcher Robert Manuel from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned pitcher Felix Doubront to Pawtucket...The Red Sox improved to 7-1 on a nine-game homestand...Adrian Beltre and Pedroia each extended their hitting streaks to nine games...Boston is 25-15 in Beantown this season...Saturday's start was Wakefield's 200th at Fenway Park, tying Roger Clemens for the most-ever at the storied venue.