Jon Lester was actually not particularly sharp, allowing 5 runs in 6 innings, but his offense backed him up. He earned the win, and is now 6-1/3.68/63 on the season. Scott Atchison relieved him with 3 innings of perfect relief, no runners even got on base. Jacoby Ellsbury had a great game, going 3-6 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs, he is now .297/4/21. Dustin Pedroia had a good day as well, going 3-4 with 2 runs scored. Adrian Gonzalez was 4-6 with a run and 4 RBIs, as he is now .326/9/41. Kevin Youkilis also had a great day, going 3-5 with a 3 RBIs and a home run, as he is now .271/8/30 this year. David Ortiz went 2-5 and scored 2 runs. Carl Crawford went 1-5 with a 2-run single, as he is now .212/1/13. Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 2-3 with 3 runs scored, and a home run, as he is now .236/2/11. Tonight, Alfredo Aceves (1-0/2.60/9) will go up against Carlos Zambrano (4-2/4.89/39) as the Sox look for for an 8-game win streak.
Scott Atchison- 3 innings of scoreless relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 3-6 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI
Dustin Pedroia- 3-4 with 2 runs
Adrian Gonzalez- 4-6 with a run and 4 RBIs
Kevin Youkilis- 3-5 with 3 RBIs and a home run
David Ortiz- 2-5 with 2 runs scored
Jed Lowrie- 2-5 with an RBI
Carl Crawford- 1-5 with a 2-run single
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 2-3 with 3 runs scored and a home run
The Red Sox had a great night last night from all aspects of the game, and it is now a 7-game win streak.