Daisuke Matsuzaka's stats may not have been the best in this game, but after a 3-run 1st inning, he pitched very well, allowing just a run through the last 5 innings that he pitched. However, ultimately, he allowed 4 runs in 6 innings, earning the win and becoming 3-3/4.64/24 this season. Matt Albers allowed a run in 2 innings of relief, and Daniel Bard pitched a scoreless inning. Jacoby Ellsbury had a great game from the leadoff spot, going 3-5 and pushing his average to .295 on the year. Adrian Gonzalez (left) went 3-5 with 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and a home run over the green monster, he is now .314/4/24 this year. Kevin Youkilis went 2-4 with an RBI and a remarkable 4 runs scored. David Ortiz went 2-4 out of the #5 hole in the order, pushing his average to .292. J.D. Drew and Jed Lowrie each went 1-4 with 2 RBIs as they are now .227/2/8 and .333/3/16, respectively. Tomorrow night, the Twins will stay in Boston for one more, as Josh Beckett (2-1/2.35/35) will take the hill against Nick Blackburn (2-4/4.41/15).
Daisuke Matsuzaka- Daisuke pitched very well after the 1st inning, allowing just 2 hits
Daniel Bard- a scoreless inning of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 3-5 with a run scored
Asrian Gonzalez- 3-5 with a homer, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs
Kevin Youkilis- 2-4 with an RBI and 4 runs scored
David Ortiz- 2-4
J.D. Drew- 1-4 with 2 RBIs
Jed Lowrie- 1-4 with 2 RBIs on a massive double
I am so happy that we had no dull spots, this is exactly what we were expecting with the 2011 Red Sox!