August 24, 2011

G129: Red Sox 13, Rangers 2

Red Sox - 410 112 220 - 13 16  0
Rangers - 000 100 010 -  2  6  0
Carl Crawford doubled, homered (#9), and drove in five runs, Jacoby Ellsbury singled twice and hit a two-run bomb (#23), David Ortiz had two hits and scored twice, Adrian Gonzalez singled, walked, and belted a two-run dong (#21), Darnell McDonald singled twice and scored twice, and Beckett went six strong innings (6-4-1-2-4, 110).

In his first 24 starts this season, Beckett had seen an average of 3.5 runs of support (well below his mates Tim Wakefield (6.1) and John Lackey (6.2)). Tonight, Beckett had a 4-0 lead before he threw his first pitch.

The Yankees lost to the A's 6-4 in 10 innings. Coco Crisp went 4-for-4, with two home runs and five RBI. His shot dong was a three-run shot in 10th. Ococ's only other multi-HR game came on June 18, 2007 as a member of the Red Sox.

Boston leads the AL East by one game.
Josh Beckett / Matt Harrison

Harrison faced Boston in the third game of this season: 7-5-1-2-8, 110.

David Ortiz (right heel bursitis) returns to the lineup. He last played on August 14, and missed nine games.
Ellsbury, CF
Scutaro, SS
Gonzalez, 1B
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Lowrie, 3B
Crawford, LF
Varitek, C
McDonald, RF
Game thread here.

1 comment:

laura k said...

Apparently I missed the Jacoby Ellsbury Show! No matter, there's another show coming along right behind it.