Beckett was fine (7-5-2-1-1-8, 103), but Santana (6.1-4-1-0-5, 100) decided to relearn how to pitch tonight. MDC allowed two in the eighth, to give the Angels a 4-1 lead.
Five outs from defeat, the Sox scored four times (Lugo BB, Ellsbury BB, Pedroia single, Ortiz 2-RBI double, Manny RBI double) to go ahead 5-4. But then Gagne coughed up three in the top of the ninth.
A bad loss, but it's a regular ol' doubleheader split at the end of the day.
Ervin Santana (6.22, 69 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.24, 139 ERA+)
With Mirabelli injured and Varitek playing eight innings of the afternoon game, the Red Sox are hoping Pawtucket catcher Kevin Cash can get from Ottawa to Boston for the second game.
Update: Sounds like Mirabelli is going on the disabled list (strained right calf). Jacoby Ellsbury is starting in center field and leading off. ... More in comments.