May 24, 2005

G43: Red Sox 5, Atlanta 2

Wherein Matt Clement throws a complete game four-hitter on Sunday afternoon/evening. It was his sixth career CG and his first since August 29, 2003 (44 starts ago). It was the the first time in his last 21 starts that Clement did not allow a walk.

More good news: Manny went to right field in all five plate appearances, hitting his 11th home run, two singles, a line drive to second and a fly ball to right.

The many men LOB are still frustrating. Case in point: Boston leaves two on in the 1st, three on in the 2nd and two more on in the 3rd. Then the first two guys Atlanta gets on base (in the 4th) both score.

No problem in the end though. The Sox ran up Smoltz's pitch count (by innings: 27-24-22-9-30) and scored three times of Colon in the 6th, thanks to Tiz's double into the left field corner and Manny's homer.

Red Sox in Toronto tonight.

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