Friday, August 27, 2010

Victor, Victorious

The Red Sox secured their biggest win of 2010, with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Beating David Price, the best pitcher on the Rays staff, in Game 1 sets the tone for the balance of the series. Just 4.5 games back in both the Division and the Wild Card, Boston now sends their best pitcher, Clay Buchholz to the hill on Saturday. John Lester hurled seven impressive innings, giving up just 3 hits and no earned runs, while striking out 10. But the hero of the game was Victor Martinez, who clouted two solo home runs and handled Lester brilliantly.