Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lackey Recovery Tour Rolls On; Sox Cruise, 8-1

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Over his last two starts, John Lackey is looking like the guy who won Game 7 of the 2002 World Series for the Angels. Tonight, Lackey threw seven stellar innings giving up just two hits and one unearned run in Boston's 8-1 triumph over Terry Francona's Indians. Mike Carp provided the early offense, breaking out of a monster slump with a three-run home run. Dustin Pedroia went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and Jacoby Ellsbury knocked in two more. But this cold, rainy night belonged to Lackey, who improved to 3-4 on the year and lowered his ERA to an outstanding 2.72.