Diamondbacks - 101 110 001 - 5 12 2David Ortiz belted a two-run home run in the third -- and reached base four times -- but Daniel Nava was the hero of the late innings.
Red Sox - 102 012 02x - 8 10 1
Nava doubled to start the fifth and scored on Marco Scutaro's dobule. He singled in the middle of the sixth inning rally -- and a throwing error on the play increased Boston's lead from 5-4 to 6-4 -- and he had an RBI double in the eighth. Scutaro drove in three runs; and Beltre singled and walked twice.
Lackey hung on long enough to get a W (6-8-4-2-5, 112), but was not particularly sharp.
The Yankees lost 7-1 and the Rays lost 3-1 -- New York and Tampa Bay each managed only four hits each -- so they remained tied for first, with the Red Sox now only 2 GB. Boston has not been this close to first place since April 15 (after G8).
Dan Haren / John Lackey
At 7 PM:Scutaro, SS
1880: John Montgomery Ward of the Providence Grays pitches a perfect game against the Buffalo Bisons (5-0). It is the second perfect game in National League history and the second in six days! Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs beat the Cleveland Blues 1-0 on June 12. It will be 84 years before another NL pitcher throws a perfect game (Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964).
1915: Zip Zabel comes out of the Cubs bullpen with two outs in the first inning against Brooklyn. He pitches 18.1 innings -- the longest relief appearance in major league history -- and wins 4-3. (Another likely unbreakable record.)
2005: The Arizona Diamondbacks give up 10 runs in the third inning of a 13-6 loss to Cleveland. In their previous game, June 15 against the White Sox, they had allowed 10 runs in the sixth inning. The last team to suffer 10-run innings in consecutive games was the 1969 Mets, who did it in both games of a doubleheader, July 30 against the Astros (11 runs in the ninth inning of G1 and 10 runs in the third inning of G2).