Jon Lester (top right) was magnificent last night, allowing 4 hits and no runs over 6 shutout innings, striking out 8. He earned the win, and is now 2-1/2.59/30. Matt Albers and Bobby Jenks, however, had rough outings in relief, allowing one earned run each. After them, Jonathan Papelbon came in for the 3rd straight game, earning the save with a shutout inning. Jacoby Ellsbury has been a power hitter this year, as after that double in a 1-4 night, he is now .190/4/12 this year. Jed Lowrie went 1-3, scoring 2 runs, and walking once. J.D. Drew also had a very good game, going 2-3 with an RBI and a double, he is now .280/1/5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had that nice double, as he went 1-3 and scored a run last night. Tonight at 9:05 EST, the Red Sox will send Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-2/6.43/7), coming off a great outing, to face Ervin Santana (0-2/5.26/19).
Jon Lester- 8 strikeouts in 6 shutout innings
Jonathan Papelbon- His 5th save of the season with a scoreless inning
Jacoby Ellsbury- 1-4 with an RBI double
Jed Lowrie- 1-3 with a walk and 2 runs
J.D. Drew- 2-3 with an RBI and a double
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 1-3 with a rally starting double
Bobby Jenks- 2 runs, 1 earned, in an inning
Dustin Pedroia- 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and 3 runners left on base
Adrian Gonzalez- 0-5 with a strikeout and 3 runners on base
David Ortiz- 0-4
Marco Scutaro- 0-3 with 3 runners left on base
I am glad that the Sox won, and this is their 3rd straight, as they are just 3 games under .500!