|Doubront had his first bad start|
in a while
|Punto walked and scored|
in the ninth
That score held for a while, but a leadoff single in the sixth by Tyler Moore put the Nationals in business. The next two hitters got out but Bryce Harper singled him in after Moore stole second base, putting the Nationals up to a commanding lead of 7-2. The Red Sox would cut the lead by a little bit in the eighth inning when Adrian Gonzalez crushed a ball in the air to deep center. As the ball fell into the stands for a solo home run, it became the 200th home run of Gonzalez's career, yet only the fifth of the season for the first baseman. The Red Sox got another small rally going in the ninth after Nick Punto walked with one out. Daniel Nava drove him in with a double to deep center to bring Punto all the way around from first base to cut it to a three-run lead for the Nationals. However, Tyler Clippard came in to pitch and got Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez to fly out harmlessly to end the game with a score of 7-4.
Scott Atchison- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R
Andrew Miller- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R
Daniel Nava- 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Adrian Gonzalez- 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Mike Aviles- 1-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Felix Doubront- 4 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 6 K, L (6-3)
Matt Albers- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 K
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 0-4, 2 K, 4 LOB
Kevin Youkilis- 0-4, 3 K, 4 LOB
Player of the Game:
Adrian Gonzalez- Gonzalez had a good offensive game, going 2-5 with a double and his 200th career home run to make him .275/5/32 this year.