|Josh Beckett allowed five homers|
|Overall, Beckett was shaky|
Unlike in Thursday's game against Justin Verlander-- the Red Sox didn't have so much a problem of getting on base. It was more driving the runners in that was the problem as they stranded fifteen runners. Duane Below held the Sox scoreless after Doug Fister left the game with an injury to his left side after 3.2 innings of scoreless ball. The Tigers would score once in the sixth and twice more in the seventh off the Red Sox' ailing bullpen. Scott Atchison and Matt Albers each had fairly rough innings-- Albers' struggles helped along on a bad throw by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. In any case, here's to hoping that the Sox can rebound against Max Scherzer tomorrow afternoon.
Michael Bowden- 1 inning, no hits, no runs, 1 walk
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-4, one very long single
Ryan Sweeney- 2-3, 1 walk
Josh Beckett- 4.2 innings, 7 hits, 7 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 5 home runs
Scott Atchison- 1.1 innings, 2 hits, 1 run
Matt Albers- 0.2 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run,
Jacoby Ellsbury- 0-3, 1 left on base
Kevin Youkilis- 0-4, 2 strikeouts, 3 left on base
Cody Ross- 0-4, 2 strikeouts, 4 left on base
Mike Aviles- 0-3, 2 strikeouts, 1 left on base
Player of the Game:
Adrian Gonzalez- The Red Sox offense was pretty much stifled today, but Gonzalez did alright-- he went 2-4 with a line drive to right which was nearly a home run but wound up a single.