The night belonged to Boston from the start -- Julio Lugo began the game with a home run to left field. Lugo also pulled off a deft tag of Alberto Callaspo in the third inning -- waiting and watching until Callaspo took his hand off second base when he stood up after a slide.
Josh Beckett (2.95, 152 ERA+) / Doug Davis (3.05, 143 ERA+)
Ortiz at first, Yook on bench.
Davis pitched well in his last start against the Mets in New York. The left-hander allowed just one run over 7.2 innings. ... In his last three starts, he has allowed just four earned runs over 22.2 innings.Arizona (36-25) is 1 GB the Giants in the NL West. ... First of 15 straight interleague games. Boo.
Closer to home, it's Pirates at Yankees and Blue Jays at Dodgers.
P.S. Kevin Youkilis has not updated his blog in nine days. And Curt Schilling hasn't posted about his one-hitter yet. Odd.