Red Sox - 000 300 000 - 3 9 1Wakefield: 7.1-4-2-0-6, 105.
Cleveland - 100 000 100 - 2 4 1
Wakefield has now pitched 2,777 innings for the Red Sox -- tops in team history. And he picked up his 177th win for Boston. He needs 16 more to pass Young/Clemens.
All three of the Red Sox runs were unearned. With two outs in the fourth, Trevor Crowe dropped Victor Martinez's easy fly to the track in left-center. Kevin Youkilis doubled off the wall in left to score Martinez and tie the game at 1-1. David Ortiz singled to right field, scoring Yook and giving Boston a 2-1 lead. Adrian Beltre singled Flo to second and Bill Hall's double brought him home.
The Rays beat Toronto 9-0 and the Yankees beat the Orioles 12-7, so New York stays 2 GB, Boston stays 4 GB, and Toronto drops to 5.5 GB.
Washington's Stephen Strasburg made his major league debut against the Pirates, allowing only four hits and two runs in seven innings, while striking out 14, including the last seven batters he faced. The Nats won 5-3. (Only Brooklyn's Karl Spooner struck out more batters in his MLB debut: 9-3-0-3-15, on September 22, 1954.)
Tim Wakefield / David Huff
If Tim Wakefield pitches 6.2 innings tonight, he will become the Red Sox's all-time leader in innings pitched:Scutaro, SS
Also at 7 PM: Blue Jays/Rays and Yankees/OriolesRed Sox All-Time Innings Pitched
1. Roger Clemens 2776.0
2. Tim Wakefield 2769.2
3. Cy Young 2728.1
4. Luis Tiant 1774.2
5. Mel Parnell 1752.2
6. Bob Stanley 1707.0
7. Bill Monbouquette 1622.0
8. George Winter 1599.2
9. Joe Dobson 1544.0
10. Lefty Grove 1539.2
June 8, 1920: As his Cincinnati teammates argue (at length) an umpire's call on a ball hit down the foul line, Reds CF Edd Roush lays down in the grass and goes to sleep. When a teammate has to go out and physically wake him up, Roush is ejected for delaying the game.