John Lackey was pretty good, allowing 3 runs in 6 innings, as he is now 10-8/6.14/76. In relief, Alfredo Aceves pitched a scoreless inning, Daniel Bard allowed a run in an inning, and Dan Wheeler pitched a scoreless inning. Jacoby Ellsbury (left) had a great game, going 2-4 with 6 RBIs, 3 on a home run, and a run scored, as he is now .321/19/72, as he is definitely having an MVP-caliber season.
Dustin Pedroia also had a pretty good game, going 1-4 with 2 RBIs. Carl Crawford also had a very good game, going 4-4 with 3 runs and an RBI as he is now .254/7/38, as he is not having a great year. Marco Scutaro went 1-3 with a run and an RBI. In the rubber match tomorrow night, the Sox will send Josh Beckett (9-4/2.20/122) up against Freddy Garcia (10-7/3.22/80) in a must-win game.
John Lackey- he was pretty sharp with 3 runs in 6 innings
Alfredo Aceves- a scoreless inning
Dan Wheeler- a scoreless inning
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-4 with a homer and 6 RBIs in an awesome game
Dustin Pedroia- 1-4 with 2 RBIs
Carl Crawford- 4-4 with 3 runs and an RBI
Marco Scutaro- 1-3 with a run and an RBI
Daniel Bard- a run in an inning
David Ortiz- 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and 3 LOB
This was a great game for the Sox, and they need a win tomorrow to reclaim 1st place!