May 13, 2012

G34: Red Sox 12, Cleveland 1

Cleveland - 001 000 000 -  1  7  0
Red Sox   - 401 001 60x - 12 12  0
Boston scored four times in the first inning after making two outs. David Ortiz walked and Adrian Gonzlaez doubled to the Wall in left. Will Middlebrooks's single scored Ortiz and Daniel Nava's double off the Wall scored Gonzalez. After Cody Ross was hit by a pitch, Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled in WMB and Nava.

Middlebrooks (2-for-3, three runs scored) hit a solo home run in the third. ... Dustin Pedroia doubled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. ... Nava was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two HBP, three runs scored, a stolen base, and three RBI. ... Gonzalez also doubled twice. ... Saltalamacchia capped a big seventh with a two-run dong; he finished with three hits and five RBI.

Daniel Bard (6-6-1-4-2, 97) allowed 10 baserunners in six innings, but was able to wiggle out of several jams. In the third, two walks and a single loaded the bases with one out. Bard walked in a run, but got Travis Hafner to ground into a 4-6-3 double play. Bard also escaped a 2nd/3rd, 1 out jam in the fourth, as Casey Kotchman popped out to short right and Jack Hannahan lined to third. Kotchman ended the sixth inning by flying out with runners at first and third.

The bullpen continued to shine: Rich Hill struck out two in the seventh, Matt Albers pitches a perfect eighth, and Scott Atchison allowed a one-out double in the ninth.

Mauro Gomez, 27, made his major league debut for the Red Sox at first base in the eighth inning. He was called up to replace Darnell McDonald, who was placed on the disabled list with an oblique strain. Gomez struck out in the eighth inning.
Justin Masterson / Daniel Bard
Sweeney, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Gonzalez, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Nava, LF
Ross, RF
Saltalamacchia, C
Aviles, SS
Someone misspelled Salty's name on this official lineup card.


9casey said...

Three wins in a row would be dope!

9casey said...

Nice story about the owners giving D.Lowe a new ring after his was stolen on extra bases..

laura k said...

Next up: four in a row!