Red Sox - 410 112 220 - 13 16 0 Rangers - 000 100 010 - 2 6 0Carl 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, CFGame thread here.