Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Paul Byrd once again had a Paul Byrd kind of day, and wound up with a win, his third in a row. He went 7 innings, allowed 4 runs off 7 hits and 3 homers. The offense bailed him out with a 4 run 6th.
The Sox scored 7 runs, which is usually enough to win. But in a recurrent theme of the season, they could have easily scored more. They left the bases loaded in the 1st, and in total stranded 7 runners in scoring position and 12 total. They were given 10 walks, and tallied 8 hits.
Youkilis was back in the lineup after sitting out due to flu-like symptoms. He was 0 for 4.
Mike Lowell hopes to be back by Friday, when the Red Sox play the Rangers down in Arlington.
Dustin Pedroia's two run single in the 6th was his 184th hit of the season, a new record for Red Sox second basemen. The previous record was held by Del Pratt, who had 183 hits in 1922.
Radhames Liz (5-3, 6.95 ERA, 1.79 WHIP) faces Jon Lester tonight.
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