Sunday, August 5, 2007

New trio comes up clutch on the mound in 4-3 win

Red Sox - 4
Mariners - 3

W: Matsuzaka (13-8)
L: Washburn (8-8)
S: Papelbon (25)

This is probably one of the best games the pitching staff threw. Daisuke Matsuzaka went seven innings striking out ten. Eric Gagne pitched the eighth and struck out one. Jonathan Papelbon closed it out striking out two in the 9th. But it took more than pitching to win this one, the Sox captain Jason Varitek took center stage in this one. He knocked in two runs, which turned out to be a crucial two runs in the 4th on a double. It wasn't exactly the greatest game offensively with only two players getting more then one hit (Lugo and Youkilis) but it was a good victory because we saw some great pitching.

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