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Sox Trump O’s; Keep Pace In Races

Boston Red SoxJon Lester took his dominance of the Baltimore Orioles to a new level last night on a beautiful evening at Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox defeated the Orioles 9-3. Over seven innings, Lester spread five hits and only one run in a performance that allowed him to run his record against the Orioles to 12-0 lifetime against the Orioles. But, more importantly, the win let the Sox keep pace with the New York Yankees who beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-3 early in the day. They were also able to keep their lead in the AL Wild Card as the Tampa Bay Rays also won yesterday with an 8-6 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Kevin Youkilis helped out with a 3-run 5th inning homerun that pretty much sealed the deal for the Orioles. JD Drew (2), Daniel Nava (1), Mike Cameron (1), and David Ortiz (1) also got in the RBI game for the Sox.

The Sox go for the sweep today as John Lackey (9-3, 4.46 ERA) takes the mound against Brian Matusz (2-9, 4.90 ERA) at 1:35pm.

Another feather in Lester’s cap – Boston Globe
Red Sox 9, Orioles 3: At least they crushed our hopes fast –
Lester remains perfect vs. Orioles –
O’s miss chance against Red Sox – Baltimore Sun
Youkilis ulitmate gamer – Boston Globe

Sox Sweep Diamondbacks

Boston Red SoxThe Boston Red Sox defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 to complete the sweep. John Lackey threw 6 innings, letting up 4 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 5 and walked 2 while running his record up to 8-3. David Ortiz helped out with a 2-run home run in the third inning. Kevin Youkilis, Marco Scutaro, Adrian Beltre, and Daniel Nava all contributed with RBIs as well.

The Sox bring their winning streak into a weekend series with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the long-awaited return of Manny Ramirez to Fenway Park.

Reynolds’ struggles hamper D-backs –
Lackey, offense help Boston sweep Arizona –
Sox complete sweep – Boston Globe
Pedroia, Sox stay on target, drill Arizona -Boston Globe
Red Sox / Diamondbacks Box Score –

Hold the Brooms: Sox Can’t Complete Sweep

Boston Red SoxDespite their best efforts, the Boston Red Sox couldn’t complete the sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. On a day when Tim Wakefield’s knuckeball just wasn’t dancing the way is sometimes does, the Sox couldn’t produce the myriad of runs they had the previous two days. Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings for the Phils, scattering five hits and two walks while only giving up one run. He was also able to strikeout eight Sox players. Wakefield, on the other hand, gave up seven hits and one walk while being responsible for four runs in 7-1/3 innings. The Sox outfield phenom (is two games too early to use that phrase? Probably…) Daniel Nava when 2-4 with an RBI to keep his hot streak alive.

The Sox are off today (14-Jun) but return to action tomorrow at Fenway Park against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Clay Bucholz will take his 8-4 record and 2.52 ERA to the mound against Ian Kennedy (3-3, 3.17) when the two teams meet.

Phillies’ offense generates rally, win – Philadelphia Inquirer
Phinally: Phils salvage final game, top Red Sox 5-4 –
Hamels’ performance just what Phillies needed – Boston Globe
Sox linger, but can’t last – Boston Globe
Cole Hamels Outduels Tim Wakefield as Phillies Avoid Sweep – NESN

Nava Enough: Sox Pounce Phillies

Boston Red SoxThe Boston Red Sox were trying to figure out how to work out of a 2-0 hole against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd inning when rookie Daniel Nava stepped up to the plate for his first professional at bat. One pitch and one swing ended the Red Sox curious thoughts. Nava popped a grand slam to the bullpen in right centerfield. And, just like that, the Sox took a 4-2 lead that was never relinquished. Over the next seven innings, the Sox tacked another six runs on to win 10-2. Nava ended up going 2-4, adding a double to his grand slam. Overall, a great day for the Red Sox!

After two blowout victories in a row against the Phillies, the Sox send Tim Wakefield (2-4, 5.28) to the mound today at 1:35 to conclude the sweep.

Daniel Nava

Daniel Nava

Get to Know: Red Sox OF Daniel Nava –
Red Sox make it back-to-back routs of Phils –
Red Sox-Phillies Game Update – Boston Globe
After long journey, Nava takes historic swing –