Josh Beckett (top right) was fabulous, allowing just a run and 5 hits through 6 innings. He did not earn the win, but he did become a still great, 3-1/1.73/52, as that ERA is so low. Matt Albers and Jonathan Papelbon sandwiched Daniel Bard's two runs with a scoreless inning each. Kevin Youkilis had a pretty good day, going 1-3 and scoring a run. David Ortiz, though, had a great day, going 3-4 with that solo home run, as he is now .293/8/20. J.D. Drew went 1-2 with a walk, 2 RBIs, and a solo home run, as he is now .248/3/10. Carl Crawford (left) went 2-4 with a run and an RBI on his 3rd walk-off this month, as he is now .212/1/11. Tonight, the Cubs will travel to Fenway for the first time since the 1918 World Series, and the Sox will send Jon Lester (5-1/3.28/58) out to face Doug Davis (0-1/1.80/6).
Josh Beckett- a run in 6 innings, with 5 hits, and 3 strikeouts
Matt Albers- a scoreless inning of relief
Jonathan Papelbon- the win in a scoreless inning of relief
Kevin Youkilis- 1-3 with a run scored
David Ortiz- 3-4 with a solo home run
J.D. Drew- 1-2 with a solo home run and 2 RBIs
Carl Crawford- 2-4 with a walk-off single
Daniel Bard- 2 solo home runs to tie the game off him in the eighth
Jacoby Ellsbury- 0-4 with a strikeout
Dustin Pedroia- ditto
Adrian Gonzalez- ditto
Jed Lowrie- 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and 4 runners left on base
I am happy that the Sox won, and it is now a 6 game winning streak!