Josh Beckett (top right) was simply amazing in his star, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, while striking out 5, through 8 innings. He earned a no-decision, and is now 2-1/1.93/28 on the season, as he's been great. Daniel Bard, Bobby Jenks, and Jonathan Papelbon each tossed a scoreless inning, Jenks (1-1/7.11/9) earned the win, and Papelbon (0-0/2.45/10 with 4 saves) the save. Dustin Pedroia had a great game, going 3-4 with 2 walks and a run scored. Adrian Gonzalez also had the key hit, going 2-5 with that big RBI double in the 11th inning, he is now .286/2/9. David Ortiz went 1-3 with a run and 2 walks last night. Jed Lowrie, who was 1-5, had another key hit with that sacrifice fly to center. Jacoby Ellsbury (left) went 1-4 with a key hit with that 2-run single. Tonight, Jon Lester (1-1/3.20/22) will take the hill against Dan Haren (4-0/1.16/27) in a probable duel.
Josh Beckett- 2 runs and 3 hits in 8 innings
Daniel Bard- a scoreless inning of relief
Bobby Jenks- A win in a scoreless inning
Jonathan Papelbon- The save in a scoreless inning
Dustin Pedroia- 3-4 with 2 walks and a run
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-5 with the go-ahead double
David Ortiz- 1-3 with 2 walks and a run scored
Jacoby Ellsbury- 1-4 with a key 2-run single
J.D. Drew- 0-4 despite 2 walks and a run
Marco Scutaro- 0-5 with a strikeout and 7 runners left on base
Carl Crawford- 0-3 with 2 strikeouts
Jason Varitek- 0-3 with 3 strikeouts
I am very glad the Sox kept their winning ways, and they are only one game from being out of the cellar.