Monday, August 6, 2012

Cook, Sox Double Down On 'Yu Who?'; Win, 9-2

AP Photo/Steven Senne
This one came down to two things: Aaron Cook's superb 7-inning starting pitching performance and eight—count 'em eight—doubles by the Red Sox offense.  Pedroia had three two-baggers, Crawford two, Ellsbury two and Gonzo one. The feat tied a season mark for doubles.

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Yu Darvish, who has been pounded in his last few outings, was hammered once again. He gave up 11 hits on 123 pitches—including six earned runs. Cook, on the other hand, gave up just six hits and one run over seven. The win (9-2) moved the Red Sox—yet again—to the .500 mark (55-55)—9 games back of the Evil Ones.