Wakefield was not good, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings. He earned the loss, and is now 4-3/4.54/33. Matt Albers allowed a run in 2/3 of an inning in relief and Daniel Bard threw a perfect 1 1/3 innings. Jacoby Ellsbury only went 1-5, but he had a very clutch home run, and is now .304/9/39. Dustin Pedroia went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Adrian Gonzalez only went 1-5 as well, but he had a home run and an RBI groundout, and is now .358/16/71. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a pretty good game, going 2-4 with a double that was almost a home run. Josh Reddick went 2-3 with a home run, he is now .462/1/8. Today at 1:35, Andrew Miller (0-0/4.76/6) and James McDonald (5-4/4.86/62) will go in the series finale.
Daniel Bard- 1 1/3 scoreless innings when we needed it
Jacoby Ellsbury- despite batting 1-5, he had a clutch home run
Dustin Pedroia- 2-4 with a double and a run scored
Adrian Gonzalez- 1-5 with a homer and an RBI groundout
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 2-4 with a double
Josh Reddick- 2-3 with a solo home run
Tim Wakefield- despite starting out well, he collapsed late
Matt Albers- allowed a solo home run in 2/3 of an inning
Kevin Youkilis- 0-3
Marco Scutaro- 0-4 with 5 runners left on base
I am sad that the Sox gave up their early rally, and it is now a 4-game skid.