Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 2 0 Dodgers - 000 200 00x - 2 3 0Hanley Ramirez's two-run home run was the difference. Time of game: 2:07.
John Lackey (8-3-2-0-6, 97) pitched a complete game, and was the hard-luck loser. In the fourth, former Sock Carl Crawford singled and stole second before Ramirez went deep. Crawford singled in the sixth for LA's third hit of the night.
For Boston, Dustin Pedroia singled with two outs in the first and Stephen Drew singled with one out in the fifth. There were no walks on either side.
The Rays beat the Yankees 7-2, so Boston and Tampa Bay are once again tied for first place.
John Lackey / Ricky Nolasco
Ellsbury, CFClay Buchholz may pitch for Lowell (A) on Sunday.
Will Middlebrooks is 15-for-34 (.441) with three doubles, two home runs, six walks, and seven RBIs since being recalled from Pawtucket.
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford: "I want to win all three games. Bad."
Josh Beckett talks about his last days in Boston.
Ryan Braun admits using PEDs. Whatever.