|Final - 9.12.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Tampa Bay Rays||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||4||0|
|Boston Red Sox||0||0||8||1||0||0||0||0||X||9||8||0|
|WP: Josh Beckett (15 - 6)
LP: Wade Davis (0 - 1)
Rays vs Red Sox recap
Rays vs Red Sox boxscore
Two things to be happy about: 1) the Red Sox won and 2) they actually played the game.
Josh Beckett tossed five, one-run innings and the Red Sox exploded for eight runs in the third inning to beat the Rays, 9-1, in 5.5 innings on Saturday.
Beckett was solid, giving up four hits and four strikeouts in the win. Beckett is now 15-6 on the season.
The offense was so good in the third inning, it'd probably be easier to show you, in bullet-point form, how they scored:
- V. Martinez singled to shallow right, A. Gonzalez scored, D. Pedroia to second
- K. Youkilis singled to shallow right, D. Pedroia scored, V. Martinez to third
- D. Ortiz singled to shallow right, V. Martinez scored, K. Youkilis to second
- K. Youkilis scored, D. Ortiz to third, J. Bay to second on wild pitch
- A. Gonzalez doubled to deep center, D. Ortiz, J. Bay and J.D. Drew scored
- J. Ellsbury singled, A. Gonzalez scored
Nice. Despite the short game, Alex Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis both had two hits. Youk had two RBIs, while Gonzo -- that guy who can't hit -- had three.
Sox continue the series -- and finish it -- with a doubleheader today starting at noon. Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester will be on the hill today.