Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pale Hosing

The Red Sox finally aligned their potent offense with their finest starting pitching in a 10-2 blowout of the Chicago White Sox. Jon Lester, in just his second start off the DL, went eight impressive frames—yielding just four hits and two earned runs.

The Sox opened up a fairly close 5-2 game in the ninth inning, when they put up five runs—including back-to-back jacks by Adrian Gonzalez (#18) and Kevin Youkilis (#15).

The Sox keep a two-game lead on the Empire. Boston acquired right-handed starter Rich Harden from the A's and got SS Mike Aviles in a trade with the Royals.