Boston Red Sox lose game 43 of season to New York Mets, 3 - 2 on controversial home run in 9th inning
The Red Sox were one out away from a victory when closer Jonathan Papelbon, in relief of a stellar Josh Beckett, surrendered a shot by Mets catcher Omir Santos that on final review was a two-run homer.
The blast resulted in Papelbon's first blown save of the season.
Mets - 100 000 002 - 3 6 0
Red Sox - 200 000 000 - 2 6 1
Josh Beckett took another huge step towards reasserting himself as the ace of the Red Sox staff. Although it was his own error -- on a pickoff attempt -- that helped the Mets score in the first, it's still considered unearned. (8-5-1-1-5, 117)