Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 4 0 Rangers - 001 003 00x - 4 8 0Bedard continues to pitch well (6-7-4-1-4, 108), but he also continues to get screwed by the umpires. And tonight, he toiled while the bats remained in their deep freeze.
The third-inning rally that resulted in the Rangers' first run was helped tremendously by a blown call by first base umpire Doug Eddings, who ruled that Josh Reddick trapped Ian Kinsler's line drive with one out and a man on first. Every replay showed without question that the ball was caught. ... Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer in the sixth.
The Red Sox were helpless against Wilson (6.2-4-0-2-4, 110) and a trio of relievers. Only three runners advanced past first base, and only one ventured past second. Darnell McDonald had a particularly bad night, grounding back to the pitcher three times and striking out once.
Erik Bedard / C.J. Wilson
Bedard makes his fourth start for Boston. So far, he has pitched 16 innings with a 3.38 ERA (and a nifty 2.54 xFIP). He should be back to a normal workload, as his pitch counts have been: 70, 90, 102. Bedard's earned run totals have gone: 3, 2, 1.
The Yankees are off today, so a win moves us into a tie for first. Game thread here.