Mike Lowell Begins Rehab As PawSox Win In 10

Nava Back at Home in Pawtucket, PawSox Win 5-4

It took Daniel Nava one at-bat to hit his first major league home run and make a home for himself in Boston. It took one game for Nava to make himself back at home in Pawtucket.

Nava, on a night where he hit a game-tying three-run home run in the third inning, scored the game-winning run on a Lars Anderson walk-off single that bounced over the first base bag to score Nava from third base.

A crowd of 10,142 passed through the turnstiles at McCoy Stadium Thursday night to cheer on the Pawtucket Red Sox with Daniel Nava and Mike Lowell in the middle of manager Torey Lovullo's lineup.

Nava went 2-for-3 with a walk, three RBI and two runs scored. Lowell went 1-for-5 in his first game of his rehab assignment. The lone base hit was a single to center field in the tenth inning that moved Nava to third base with no outs, setting up the game-winning base hit.

Ramon Ramirez started the game for Pawtucket but could not get out of the fifth inning. His outing came in a spot-start in place of Felix Doubront who was the expected starter for Pawtucket, but was scratched from Thursday's game.

Ramirez recorded one out in the fifth before being relieved by Tommy Hottovy who did not factor in the decision. With 2.2 innings pitched, Pawtucket's first man out of the pen had his longest career triple-A outing– eclipsing the 2.0 innings he had previously pitched three times. On the evening, Hottovy allowed three hits and one run which came on a sixth inning homerun by Ben Guez.

Robert Manuel entered in the eighth inning and threw three scoreless innings to be the pitcher of record for Pawtucket. Manuel struck out the final three batters he faced and kept the game tied long enough for the PawSox to score the walk-off run in the bottom of the tenth. In doing so, Manuel earned his fifth win of the season and pushed his record to 5-1 on the season.

Toledo's starting pitcher Charlie Furbush made his triple-A debut on an evening that ended in a no-decision for the righty. The mistake to Nava that went for a three-run homerun was the lone misstep on the evening. With a personal cheering section in attendance from Portland, Maine the 24-year old struck out seven batters in six innings, surrendering three runs on five hits. The PawSox hit the road Friday night to begin an 8-game road trip against the Columbus Clippers. Pawtucket plays the first of four in Columbus and will send Robert Coello (2-3, 3.73 ERA) to the mound against Columbus' Jeanmar Gomez (6-8, 5.70 ERA).