Thursday, June 17, 2010
Offense Backs Lester in Win (39-28)
Last night, the Red Sox beat the Diamondbacks 6-2 in another well-balanced, effective win. Other than a 2-run shot by Justin Upton, Jon Lester (right) was very good, allowing only 2 runs (on the homer) over 7 frames and he is now 8-2/3.13/96 as he and Clay Buchholz have both been very good this year. Dustin Pedroia hit his first home run in long time, a 2-run homer, he is now .271/9/34 as he is on a streak for sure. Kevin Youkilis got a 2-run homer as well, he is now .318/13/43 as he is having a great season so far. J.D. Drew and Adrian Beltre each had an RBI as well. Tonight, John Lackey (7-3/4.54/44) and Dan Haren (7-4/4.61/97) as the Sox will go for a sweep. The Yankees and Rays both lost last night so the Sox are only 3 games behind now!