Daisuke Matsuzaka (top right) was very sharp, allowing just a hit through 7 shutout innings, earning his first win, and setting him at 1-2/6.43/7 this year. Alfredo Aceves pitched a scoreless 8th after him, and Tim Wakefield allowed a home run to Yunel Escobar in the 9th. Jed Lowrie had a fantastic day at the plate, going 4-5 with a home run and 4 RBIs, he is now .516/4/9 this year. Kevin Youkilis also had a good day, going 2-5 with a home run and 2 RBIs for the Sox. David Ortiz, Carl Crawford, and Jacoby Ellsbury also each had an RBI today, Ellsbury's coming on that home run. Tomorrow night at 10:05 EST, the Red Sox will send John Lackey (1-1/15.58/5) out to face the Athletics and Brett Anderson (0-1/2.29/13).
Daisuke Matsuzaka- A great game, with 7 shutout innings
Alfredo Aceves- Pitched a scoreless 8th
J.D. Drew- 2-4 leading off
Kevin Youkilis- 2-5 with a home run and 2 RBIs
David Ortiz- 1-3 with an RBI
Jed Lowrie- 4-5 with a home run and 4 RBIs in a great game.
Jacoby Ellsbury- Kept his power streak going with another home run
Jason Varitek- 0-3
I am so glad that the Sox had such a dominant win in today's game!