John Lackey (top right) was dominant in today's game, throwing 8 shutout innings, striking out 6. After today's game, he is 2-2/6.35/14, despite two great starts this week. Dan Wheeler came in the 9th, and threw a scoreless inning of relief. Once again, Jacoby Ellsbury did a great job leading off the game, going 2-5 with a run scored, he is now .219/4/12 this year. Adrian Gonzalez had a great game out of the #3 hole, going 3-5 with 2 RBIs, he is now .282/1/12 this year. Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz each went 1-3, plus an RBI to Ortiz. Carl Crawford (left) went 2-4 with a 2-run homer, he is now .171/1/6 this year. Marco Scutaro had a nice game, going 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a walk, as he is now .213/0/6 this year. The Red Sox have a day off tomorrow, but on Tuesday, will send Clay Buchholz (1-2/5.31/10) to face the Orioles and Zach Britton (3-1/3.16/17) in Baltimore.
John Lackey- 8 shutout innings and 6 strikeouts
Dan Wheeler- A scoreless inning of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-5 with a runs scored
Adrian Gonzalez- 3-5 with 2 RBIs
Kevin Youkilis- 1-3 with 2 walks
David Ortiz- 1-3 with an RBI
Carl Crawford- 2-4 with a 2-run homer
Marco Scutaro- 2-3 with 2 runs scored
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 0-4 with 2 strikeouts
I can't complain, we have a 5-game winning streak, won 8 of our last 9, and had only one dull spot!