Thursday, June 13, 2013

Another Series Win Against the Rays

Boston has been on a bit of a roll lately and took two out of three from the Rays this week.  They were out-homered by the Rays nine to one, but managed to win anyway.

06/10:  Red Sox 10 (40-25)  Rays 8
This was a wild one.  Boston started out hot, scoring six runs in the first inning off of Alex Cobb who had pitched very well against Boston previously.  John Lackey though struggled.  He hit Matt Joyce with a pitch in the back at one point after Joyce had taken him deep once and the swung on a 3-0 count, which prompted a bench-clearing incident.  Unwritten rules, blah blah blah.  The Rays managed to tie the game in the 8th.  Then Boston took a two run lead in the ninth which Andrew Bailery promptly gave right back in the bottom of the inning.  Boston finally pushed two runs across in the 14th which won the game.  Franklin Morales got the win.

JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA:  4 for 7, double, 3 RBIs.

06/11:  Rays 8 Red Sox 3 (40-26)
Jon Lester's struggles continued as he walked seven and gave up three home runs.  Boston could not get the offense going in this one.  Jose De La Torre came in and pitched 3.1 innings after Lester was taken out, sparing the bullpen somewhat.

JOSE IGLESIAS:  2 for 4, run.

06/12:  Red Sox 2 (41-26) Rays 1
Alfredo Aceves returned from Pawtucket to make a spot start before being returned to the minors.  He pitched very well and Daniel Nava provided all of the offense with a two run home run.

ALFREDO ACEVES:  6 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts.

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