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He started the second by allowing a single to Jonny Gomes and a walk to Shane Victorino. But Xander Bogaerts and Stephen Drew fouled out and David Ross struck out.

Wacha was in a similar jam in the third with runners at first and second and two outs. But he hit Gomes with a pitch to load the bases, the first time Wacha had done that in the majors. Then Victorino, who had been hitless in 10 at bats in the series, cleared the bases with a double off the Green Monster.

Victorino pounded his chest three times and yelled as he took third on the throw to the plate.

Wacha could only watch after the first postseason hit against him with runners in scoring position.

Then he ended the inning by fanning Bogaerts.

His next pitch, though, was a bad one. Stephen Drew, just 1 for 16 in the Series, hit it into the Red Sox bullpen in right field for a homer. Wacha was replaced with two outs and runners at first and third, and reliever Lance Lynn allowed two RBI singles.

Wacha had been 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in his other four postseason starts, outstanding for someone who was pitching at Texas A&M last year. He didn’t make his major league debut until May 30 when he allowed one run in seven innings against the Kansas City Royals.

On Oct. 30, it all ended.