Tim Wakefield (top right) was not too sharp, allowing 5 runs in 5 1/3 innings. However, he earned the win, and is now 3-1/4.84/23 this year. Alfredo Aceves earned a save with 3 2/3 innings of relief, allowing just 1 run, as he has been a great acquisition this year. Jacoby Ellsbury had a good game, going 3-5, scoring a run and having an RBI. Dustin Pedroia went 1-3 with an RBI and 2 walks. David Ortiz (left) went 1-4 with 2 runs scored and that 2-run homer, as he is now .323/15/34. Carl Crawford went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and that solo home run, as he is now .247/6/30. Marco Scutaro had a very good game, going 2-5 with 2 runs scored. J.D. Drew went 1-3 with 3 RBIs and that 2-run homer, he is now .229/4/15 this year. The series finale tonight will be good, as Josh Beckett (4-2/2.01/67) and C.C. Sabathia (7-3/2.80/70) will go head to head.
Alfredo Aceves- the save with 3 2/3 innings of one-run relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 3-5 with a run and an RBI
Dustin Pedroia- 1-3 with an RBI
David Ortiz- 1-4 with 2 runs scored and a 2-run homer
Carl Crawford- 2-5 with 2 runs and a solo shot
Marco Scutaro- 2-5 with 2 runs scored
J.D. Drew- 1-3 with a run and 3 RBIs on the 2-run homer
Tim Wakefield- he earned the win despite 5 runs in 5 1/3 innings
Well, we are in first place now, finally, living up to expectations.