Jon Lester was very good, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 5 strikeouts through 8 innings. He earned the win, and is now 3-1/2.52/35 in April, easily the best April of his career. Jonathan Papelbon relieved him with a lights out 9th inning, to close the game. Jacoby Ellsbury had a fantastic game, going 3-5 with 2 runs and 2 RBI, he is now .264/4/14 this year. Dustin Pedroia went 2-5 with an RBI to make him .278/2/8 this season. Adrian Gonzalez went 3-5 with 2 RBIs, and is now .306/1/15 to start the season. David Ortiz went 2-5 with a run scored, despite 4 runners left on base. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (left) went 1-4 with an RBI and Carl Crawford went 1-4 with a run scored. Tonight, the Red Sox will head back to Fenway to face the Mariners after a 6-3 road trip, and send Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-2/4.09/16) to face Jason Vargas (0-2/5.53/21).
Jon Lester- 2 runs in 8 innings, plus the win
Jonathan Papelbon- a scoreless inning of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI
Dustin Pedroia- 2-5 with an RBI
Adrian Gonzalez- 3-5 with 2 RBI
David Ortiz- 2-5 with a run scored
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 1-4 with an RBI
Carl Crawford- 1-4 with a run scored
Marco Scutaro- 0-4 with 4 runners left on base
I am happy that the Sox will head into the Mariners series with some momentum, they need to win this series.