Tuesday, July 08, 2008
HOME SWEET HOME
After a dreadful 3-7 road trip, the Red Sox returned to the friendly confines of Fenway Park and edged the Twins with a 1-0 win last night. Manny Ramirez knocked in the game winning run with a single in the 8th. Dustin Pedroia reached with a double in the inning and scored the winning run. His hit streak is now at 15 games.
Daisuke didn't get win #10 (how is he NOT in the All-Star Game?), but had one of the best starts of the season. It was your typical Dice-K start: tons of baserunners, very few of them coming home. But unlike his last two starts, he was able to keep his pitch count down and go 7.1 innings. It was his first Quality Start since May 17th.
Jason Varitek's struggles continue unabated. He was 0 for 3 with a strikeout, and left 2 men in scoring position. He's 12 for his last 92 (.130).
Jon Lester faces Nick Blackburn tonight.
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