John Lackey was not bad, as although he gave up 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings, he gave up 3 of those on an Eric Hosmer home run in the 1st inning. After that start he is now 9-8/6.20/66, as he is not having a very good season. He was relieved by Randy Williams, who allowed a run in 1 2/3 innings and Dan Wheeler who pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 innings. Jacoby Ellsbury had a great game, going 3-4 with 3 runs and 2 RBIs, as well as the solo home run to lead off the game, he is now .325/17/60. Dustin Pedroia also had a great game, going 3-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs, as well as a homer as he is now .308/14/53. Adrian Gonzalez also had a good game, going 3-5 with a run and 3 RBIs, as he is now .351/17/87. David Ortiz only went 1-4, but that one hit was huge, as it was a grand slam over the bullpens, that accounted for his 1,000th RBI as a Red Sock. Darnell McDonald had a rare good game, going 2-4 with 2 runs scored. Yamaico Navarro also had a good game, going 2-4 with a run and an RBI despite some blunders playing the green monster for his first time ever. Today at 1:35, Josh Beckett (9-3/2.07/107) and Luke Hochevar (6-8/5.29/66) will square off as the Sox will look for a series win.
Dan Wheeler- 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 3-4 with 3 runs and 2 RBI, including a leadoff homer
Dustin Pedroia- 3-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs, including going back-to-back with Ellsbury
Adrian Gonzalez- 3-5 with a run and 3 RBIs
David Ortiz- 1-4 with a grand slam, his 1,000th RBI with the Sox
Darnell McDonald- 2-4 with 2 runs scored
Yamaico Navarro- 2-4 with a run and an RBI
Marco Scutaro- 0-3
The Sox played a good game, and congratulations to David Ortiz!