Josh Beckett was fabulous, allowing just 1 run and striking out 7 over 7 innings, as he is having a greatseason at 9-3/2.07/107. Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon pitched scoreless innings in the 8th and 9th, respectively, to close the game out. Jacoby Ellsbury had a great game, as he is on a massive hot streak right now, going 2-4 with a run and 2 RBIs, as he is now a remarkable .319/16/57. Dustin Pedroia went 2-4 with his 23rd double of the season, as he pushed the hit streak up to 20 games, a career high. Marco Scutaro had a good game, going 2-3 with a run scored including that huge, clutch, ground-rule double that set up Jacoby Ellsbury's go-ahead single. Today at 1:35, Tim Wakefield (5-3/4.80/43) will try his luck against a rookie to watch in Michael Pineda (8-6/3.24/119).
Josh Beckett- the win in 7 innings of 1-run baseball
Daniel Bard- a scoreless inning
Jonathan Papelbon- the save in a scoreless inning
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBIs
Dustin Pedroia- 2-4 with a double
Marco Scutaro- 2-3 with a run and a key ground-rule double
Kevin Youkilis- 0-4 with a strikeout and 4 runners left on base
Josh Reddick- 0-4 with 2 runners left on base
This was a fun game to watch, as the 7th inning continued its magic for the Sox.