Saturday, July 21, 2007

Late Surge Helps Sox Crush White Sox

Red Sox - 11
White Sox - 2

Gabbard (4-0)
L: Danks (6-7)

Kason Gabbard pitched great today, only allowing one run and two hits over 7 innings. Nice follow up to his complete game shutout. The BoSox scored seven runs in the 7th inning, which put the game away after early it looked like they weren't hitting. That inning lasted over 40 minutes. Coco Crisp was the offensive star today with 5 RBI's. He came up three times with the bases loaded and every time knocked runs in. He finished the day 3-for-4. Others contributing were JD Drew (2), Eric Hinske (2), Jason Varitek (1) and Mike Lowell (1). Javier Lopez and Joel Piniero pitched two strong innings out of the bullpen only allowing one run. It was another nice game for the guys. They've scored 21 runs over the past two games and appear to have gotten their mojo back.

Box Score

Schilling update:

Curt Schilling pitched three scoreless innings in a minor league rehab outing for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, striking out six -- including Mark Bellhorn, a teammate from Boston's 2004 World Series championship team.

Schilling allowed two hits, walked none and threw 32 of his 40 pitches for strikes, fanning the side in the second inning. He left to a big cheer from the sold-out, 10,032-seat McCoy Stadium.
Bellhorn was also greeted with a big cheer when he was introduced and when he came up in the second inning. Schilling appeared to grin when Bellhorn stepped into the batter's box, but then struck out his old teammate on three pitches.

Big Papi update: *David Ortiz missed the game with a strained left shoulder suffered as a result of a head-first slide Friday night. The MRI was negative -- showing no structural damage -- and he's day-to-day.

From Nick Cafardo's blurb on the Boston Globe's Red Sox Blog

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