Alfredo Aceves was not good at all for the Sox, allowing 8 runs, 6 earned in 5 innings, earning the loss and making him 2-1/3.51/18. Scott Atchison was not much better, allowing 2 runs in 2 innings of relief. Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler, coming off the DL, each threw scoreless innings. After Dustin Pedroia went to the bench after an 0-2 day, Drew Sutton came in and performed nicely, going 2-2 with a run and 2 RBIs. David Ortiz had a very good game, going 2-4 with that big 3-run homer, as he is now .310/12/27. Jason Varitek had a very good game, going 3-4 with 2 runs scored and a solo home run, he is now .235/2/8. Today at 1:35, Tim Wakefield (2-1/4.14/16) will try to stop a sweep against Gavin Floyd (5-5/3.69/56).
Bobby Jenks- a scoreless inning of relief
Dan Wheeler- a scoreless inning of relief
Drew Sutton- 2-2 with a run and 2 RBIs off the bench
David Ortiz- 2-4 with a three-run homer
Jason Varitek- 3-4 with 2 runs and a solo shot
Alfredo Aceves- 6 earned runs in 5 innings
Scott Atchison- 2 runs in 2 innings of relief
Jacoby Ellsbury- 0-3 with a strikeout
J.D. Drew- 0-4 with 3 runners left on base
Although the Sox scored 6 unanswered runs, this was still a tough loss.