Josh Beckett (top right) was fantastic, allowing just a run and 5 hits through 6 2/3 strong innings. He earned the win, and is now 4-1/1.69/58, as he is actually leading the league in ERA. Rich Hill came in and threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings, before Jonathan Papelbon allowed 1 run in the 9th, but earned his 9th save of the season. Adrian Gonzalez only went 1-4, but the hit was that big 2
-run double, his 42nd RBI of the year. David Ortiz had a good game, going 2-4 with a run scored, and raising his batting average up to a .302 mark. Jason Varitek (left) had a great day, going 1-3 with a big 2-run homer, making him .203/1/7 on the season, and even threw out two stealing baserunners. In tonight's ballgame, Jon Lester (6-1/3.68/63) will go against Mitch Talbot (1-0/1.46/11).
Josh Beckett- one run in 6 2/3 innings, earning the win
Rich Hill- 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief
Adrian Gonzalez- 1-4 with a big RBI double
David Ortiz- 2-4 with a run scored
Jason Varitek- 1-3 with a 2-run homer and 2 potential baserunners thrown out
J.D. Drew- 0-4 with a strikeout
Drew Sutton- 0-4 with 2 strikeouts
I am glad that the Sox won, and that Beckett is really getting his career back on track.