Josh Beckett was not very good at all, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings. He earned the loss and is now 9-5/2.40/133. Matt Albers threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief in an admirable outing, as he is now 4-3/2.37/52. Franklin Morales and Alfredo Aceves each relieved him with 2/3 of an inning. Jacoby Ellsbury (left) had a good game, going 2-3 with a 2-run homer, as he is now .315/20/74 this season. Adrian Gonzalez went 2-4 and scored a run in a good night. Dustin Pedroia went 1-4 with a 2-run homer, as he is now .310/16/62. Mike Aviles went 2-3 in a good game, as he is now batting .381 since joining the Sox. Marco Scutaro went 1-3 with a triple and a run scored. Today at 4:05, Tim Wakefield (6-4/4.92/62) will go for his 200th win again, versus Charlie Furbush (1-1/7.20/29) and the Mariners.
Matt Albers- 1 2/3 scoreless innings
Jacoby Ellsbury- 2-3 with a 2-run homer
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-4 with a run scored
Dustin Pedroia- 1-4 with a 2-run homer
Mike Aviles- 2-3
Marco Scutaro- 1-3 with a run and a triple
Josh Beckett- 5 runs in 5 innings for the loss
Josh Reddick- 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and 2 LOB
Jason Varitek- 0-4 with 4 LOB
This was a tough game, and it narrows our lead down to 1 in the AL East.