Peavy responded with a tip of his cap. If it weren't for Jonny Gomes, Peavy likely wouldn't have earned the win for his efforts. Acquired from the Chicago White Sox earlier this week, the veteran is supposed to be the piece that takes the Red Sox to the next level from playoff contenders to World Series contenders. One run scored easily, but Gomes' throw preserved the Sox's lead. The former Cy Young winner walked slowly from the mound as the crowd rose to a standing ovation, tipping his cap to the fans while crossing the first-base line on his way to the dugout.