John Lackey pitched for the reasons we signed him to that ridiculous contract, as he went 7 innings, allowing just 1 run. After that, he is now 8-8/6.28/63, but he has been ok since coming off the DL. Franklin Morales allowed 3 runs in 2/3 of an inning, in not the sharpest of outings for him; Daniel Bard pitched just 1/3 of an inning before the 22nd save for Jonathan Papelbon. Jacoby Ellsbury (left) had a pretty good game, going 2-5 with 2 runs and the solo home run as he is now .317/16/55, as he is having a great season. Dustin Pedroia had a great game, going 3-3 with 2 runs scored, as he is now batting .299 after such a slow start. Adrian Gonzalez went 1-3 with 2 RBIs, his league-leading 79th and 80th. Kevin Youkilis had a good game as well, going 2-3 with 2 RBIs in a good game, he is now .285/13/70 after a slow start as well. David Ortiz batted 1-3 with an RBI in a good game as well. Tonight, we will get to see Josh Beckett (8-3/2.12/100) go against Blake Beavan (1-1/2.70/8).
John Lackey- 1 run in 7 strong innings to earn the win
Jonathan Papelbon- a scoreless inning to earn his 22nd save
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-5 with 2 runs and a solo homer
Dustin Pedroia- 3-3 with 2 runs scored
Adrian Gonzalez- 1-3 with 2 RBIs
Kevin Youkilis- 2-3 with 2 RBIs
David Ortiz- 1-3 with 1 RBI
Franklin Morales- 3 runs in 2/3 of an inning
Every Red Sox player got a hit in this game, a great win overall for the Sox.