Jon Lester (top right) pitched pretty well after the first 2 innings, pitching 4 shutout innings after that so his day looked like 4 runs in 6 innings. He earned the win, and is now very good at 5-1/3.28/58. Alfredo Aceves allowed a run in 2/3 of an inning before Daniel Bard pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless one. Kevin Youkilis (left) had a great game, going 2-5 with that big three-run homer, as he is now .246/7/25 this year, as other than the batting average he's been pretty good. David Ortiz went 3-5 with a solo home run, as he is now .295/7/19 as he has gotten off to a good start. Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 2-4 with a solo home run, as he is now .217/1/9. Tonight, the Sox will head back home to face the Orioles, and will send Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3/4.64/24) against Chris Tillman (2-3/6.15/24).
Daniel Bard- 1 1/3 scoreless innings
Jonathan Papelbon- a scoreless inning
Kevin Youkilis- 2-5 with a 3-run homer
David Ortiz- 3-5 with a solo shot
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 2-4 with a solo homer
Alfredo Aceves- a run in 2/3 innings
Carl Crawford- 0-4
I am so happy that the Sox are at .500, and more importantly, swept the Yankees to get there!