John Lackey was decent, as he settled down for just a run in 4 innings after the first 2. He did earn the win, and is now 11-8/6.13/79 this season. Franklin Morales pitched a scoreless 2/3 of an inning. Daniel Bard pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 and Jonathan Papelbon earned the save with a scoreless inning. Jed Lowrie only went 1-5, but that hit was an important home run as he is now .264/4/26. Adrian Gonzalez went 2-4 with a run scored. Dustin Pedroia just went 2-4. David Ortiz (left) had a great game, going 2-5 with a solo homer and another RBI, as he is now a very good .299/24/79. Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 2-4 and scored a run in a good day. Josh Reddick went 1-3 with a 2-run homer as he is now .322/6/25. Mike Aviles also had a good day, going 1-3 with an RBI, as he is now .333/0/1 since joining Boston. Tonight will be a great pitching matchup as Josh Beckett (9-4/2.17/127) and Felix Hernandez (10-10/3.31/174) will go head-to-head.
Daniel Bard- 1 1/3 scoreless innings
Jonathan Papelbon- a scoreless inning
Jed Lowrie- 1-5 with a solo home run
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-4 with a run
Dustin Pedroia- 2-4
David Ortiz- 2-5 with a solo homer and 2 RBIs
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 2-4 with a run
Josh Reddick- 1-3 with an important 2-run blast
Mike Aviles- 1-3 with a sac fly
This was a great game, and on a rare occasion, no dull spots!