Outside of the 4th inning, Josh Beckett was very good, but overall he allowed 4 runs and struck out 8 in 7 innings, as he earned the loss and is now 9-4/2.09/115. He was relieved with Franklin Morales and Matt Albers with a scoreless inning each. Jacoby Ellsbury only went 1-4, but his one hit was big as it landed him 2 RBIs. Dustin Pedroia (left) went 1-3 with a solo home run, as he is now .308/15/54, as he is having a great season, even more so on this streak. Adrian Gonzalez went 2-4, raising his average to a fantastic .352 mark. Drew Sutton also had a good game offensively, going 2-4 despite a blunder in left field. Tomorrow, the Sox will head to Chicago to face the other Sox and will send Tim Wakefield (6-3/5.15/47) against Gavin Floyd (8-9/4.11/90) and the White Sox.
Josh Beckett- aside from the 4th inning, Beckett was very good, striking out 8
Franklin Morales- a scoreless inning of relief
Matt Albers- a scoreless inning of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 1-4 with a 2-run single
Dustin Pedroia- 1-3 with a solo home run
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-4
Drew Sutton- 2-4
Jason Varitek- 1-3 with a run scored
Yamaico Navarro- 1-4 with a run scored and a crushed double
Kevin Youkilis- 0-4 with a strikeout and 3 runners left on base
David Ortiz- 0-4 with a strikeout and 2 runners left on base
Josh Reddick- 0-4 with a strikeout
This was a tough game, and we split a series to the Royals, that's going to be a horror movie. Red Sox Split Series To Royals! Rated R for language and violence, I can see it now.