Jon Lester was very good through the first 5 innings, but he broke down in the 6th, and overall allowed 3 runs in 6 innings. He is now 11-5/3.23/131, as he is having a good season. Matt Albers pitched very well in relief, throwing 2 scoreless innings. Randy Williams then threw 2/3 of a scoreless inning and Alfredo Aceves threw the other 1/3. Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-3 with an RBI double in a pretty good day. David Ortiz only went 1-4, but he had that big home run and is now .289/21/71, as he has been really good this year. Carl Crawford also had a rare good day, going 2-4 with a double. Josh Reddick also went 2-4, but both hits were singles, as he has been phenomenal. Tonight, the Red Sox and John Lackey (9-8/6.23/71) will try to reclaim first place against C.C. Sabathia (16-5/255/162).
Jon Lester- 3 runs in 6 innings, but he pitched much better than that
Matt Albers- 2 shutout innings of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 1-3 with an RBI double
David Ortiz- 1-4 with a solo home run
Carl Crawford- 2-4 with a double
Josh Reddick- 2-4
Adrian Gonzalez- ended his 13-game hitting streak with an 0-4, 3 LOB night
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 0-4 with a strikeout and 2 LOB
Marco Scutaro- 0-3 with 2 LOB
This was a really tough game for the Sox, and they really need to win tonight.