Thursday, July 7, 2011

Order Restored

The Red Sox bashed their way back into first place in the AL East—launching 6 HRs to wax the woeful O's 10-4. In the seventh, Papi, Reddick and Salty went back-to-back-to-back against a rookie lefty. Pedroia (a key three-run blast), Ellsbury (his 11th of the year) and Gonzo (a laser to CF) had the other round-trippers.

Andrew Miller struggled with his control (the big issue throughout his career) but got his third win of the year by wriggling out of jams with a slew of sinker-induced ground outs.

The Sox win, coupled with the Empire's 5-1 loss to Tampa, gives Boston a one-half game lead.