Tim Wakefield started out not well, but he settled down, allowing 5 runs, 3 earned in 7 innings, as he is now 6-4/4.92/62. He was relieved with Alfredo Aceves, who allowed 1 run in an inning, and Jonathan Papelbon, who got the save with a scoreless inning. Jacoby Ellsbury had a good game, going 2-5. Adrian Gonzalez also had a good game, going 2-3 with an RBI. Dustin Pedroia went 2-5 with 2 runs scored out of the cleanup role. David Ortiz had a great game though, going 4-5 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs, including a 2-run homer, as he is now .295/22/74. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (left) also had a good game, going 2-5 with a homer and 2 RBIs, as he is now .257/11/38. Marco Scutaro had another good day, going 3-4 with an RBI. Tonight, Erik Bedard (4-7/3.55/92) and Francisco Liriano (7-9/5.03/93) pitch.
Tim Wakefield- although his stats don't reflect it, he was pretty good for most of the game
Jonathan Papelbon- lights out, with 2 strikeouts in an inning
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-5
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-3 with an RBI
Dustin Pedroia- 2-5 with 2 runs scored
David Ortiz- 4-5 with 3 runs and 3 RBIs, including a 2-run homer
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 2-5 with a homer and 2 RBIs
Marco Scutaro- 3-4 with an RBI
Alfredo Aceves- cost Wakefield his 200th win by allowing the tying run
Josh Reddick- 0-3 with a strikeout
The Sox played really well last night, and I'm glad they could come back!