Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wakefield, Sox blank Devil Rays

Red Sox - 3
D-Rays - 0

W: Wakefield (14-10)
L: Shields (9-8)
S: Papelbon (28)

Tim Wakefield continued his dominance over Tampa Bay Monday by throwing an 8 inning shutout and picking up his 18th victory against the Devil Rays. The 40 year old carried a no hitter into the 7th inning, allowing only two hits and striking out six. It was his most impressive outing in a long time. For most of the night the offense was pretty quiet but Big Papi David Ortiz started them off on the right foot with his one-run double that put the Sox on the board in the 1st. Then Mike Lowell and Julio Lugo both knocked in RBI's later to put the Sox on top. Lights out closer Jonathan Papelbon came in in the 9th and struck out the first two batters he faced. Then he walked BJ Upton but was able to get the next hitter to ground out. Awesome game. Jon Lester makes his long awaited return to Fenway Park tommorow and is sure to get a standing ovation.

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