Josh Beckett (top right) was dominant for the second straight game, allowing a run and striking out 9 through 7 innings of work, earning the win and making him 2-1/1.80/23 on the season. Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon threw a scoreless inning each, as Papelbon earned his 2nd save of the year. As the new leadoff hitter, Jed Lowrie (left) had a fantastic game, going 3-5 with a 2-run homer and 2 runs scored. Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis each had RBI hits, going 1-3 and 1-4, respectively. Mike Cameron had a nice game at the dish, hitting 2-4 and pushing himself to .200/0/1 on the season. Tomorrow at 1:35, the Sox will send Jon Lester (0-1/3.72/17) up to face Jesse Litsch (1-0/2.38/11) for the 3rd game of the 4 game series.
Josh Beckett- Beckett allowed 1 run in 7 innings, earning his second win
Daniel Bard- A scoreless inning setting up Jonathan Papelbon
Jonathan Papelbon- The second save of the year
Jed Lowrie- 3-5 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs in the leadoff spot
Adrian Gonzalez- 1-3 with an RBI
Kevin Youkilis- 1-4 with an RBI double
Mike Cameron- 2-4
Jason Varitek- An 0-3 day makes him no better than Jarrod Saltalamacchia
I am very pleased with the Red Sox' performance today, only one dull spot!