Game 65: 500 sellouts, Penny a winner

 

Final - 6.17.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida Marlins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Boston Red Sox 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 X 6 9 1
WP: Brad Penny (6 - 2)
LP: Andrew Miller (2 - 3)

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After knocking off the Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night, the Red Sox are the first American League team to hit 40 wins on the season. The Dodgers have 43 in the NL.

Brad Penny earned the win in a good game, but not the most efficient one: 5 IP, 100 pitches, 3H, 0ER, 4BB, 3K. The bullpen (Justin Masterson, Hideki Okajima, Ramon Ramirez, Jonathan Papelbon) combined for a solid four innings: 3H, 2BB, 0R, 5K.

The offense was clickin', too. Dustin Pedroia went 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs in the leadoff spot. Jacoby Ellsbury was on base three times (home run, two walks). David Ortiz was 1 for 2 with three runs and two walks. Rocco Baldelli had two hits play in right field for J.D. Drew.

The game marked the 500th consecutive Fenway Park sellout. What a feat that truly is. It's nice a part of a fan base that is so devoted to a team.

Sox look for the sweep Thursday with Jon Lester on the mound.

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