Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sox Outlast Tigers With More Yard Work, 6-4

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The Red Sox clouted three home runs (two 2-run shots, and a solo) to take the third in a row from the Tabbies, 6-4. Jon Lester settled down after three so-so innings, to go 6 2/3 allowing three earned runs and striking out seven. The lefty got a no-decision in the end.

David Ortiz and Will Middlebrooks each launched two-run jacks in the fourth inning—taking the Carmine Hose from a three-run deficit to a one-run lead. After the game was re-tied, Adrian Gonzalez stroked a clutch run-scoring double to put the Sox back up by one. Later, Kevin Youkilis continued his solid come-back, jerking a solo shot to left. Boston is now two games over .500 and just  2 1/2 games out of first place in the AL East.