Atlanta - 000 000 000 - 0 5 1Beckett: 9-5-0-0-7, 94 pitches. In a tidy 2:11.
Red Sox - 000 011 10x - 3 7 0
Beckett did not allow an Atlanta runner to second base until there was one out in the eighth inning. At one point, he retired 17 of 18 batters. Pitches by inning:
14-8-12 12-11-9 13-10-5The Red Sox hit five doubles off Lowe (6.1-7-3-1-2, 110). Back-to-back two-baggers from Jason Varitek and Nick Green with two out in the fifth broke the scoreless tie. J.D. Drew doubled to start the sixth and scored on Kevin Youkilis's single. In the seventh, Varitek doubled (again!) with one out, took third on Green's single, and scored on Dustin Pedroia's fielder's choice.
David Ortiz had the other double, which he golfed to dead center field in the second inning. The ball hit the wall just below the camera porch.
Derek Lowe (4.08, 104 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (4.15, 113 ERA+)
The last time Lowe was on the Fenway Park mound was in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS. His last appearance in the park was the following April when he received his World Series ring. His 2009 game log is here.