Saturday, August 11, 2007

Beckett pitches gem to lead Sox to victory

Red Sox - 6
Orioles - 2

Beckett (15-5)
L: Olson (1-1)
S: Papelbon (27)

Josh Beckett picked up his MLB-leading 15th victory tonight on a strong performance that came close to a complete game shutout not once but twice. But finally he was up to 115 pitches and just couldn't go any longer. Manny Delcarmen came in but walked the first batter he faced. It took lights out closer Jonathan Papelbon to get the final out. Terry Francona didn't want to get the fans even more angry after last night's devestating loss. Beckett struck out 8 over 8 and 2/3 and only allowed 2 earned runnings that came in the 9th. The offense was led by JD Drew (3 for 5, 2 RBI) and Julio Lugo (2-3, 2 RBI). The Red Sox evened up the series with the victory tonight and Curt Schilling looks to win the series for the Sox tommorow.

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