Saturday, July 20, 2013

Felix Purrs To 7th Win; Sox Smite Empire, 4-2

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Sooner or later, Felix Doubront will stop flying beneath the radar. The lefty twirled another gem on Friday night—going 6 1/3 innings, while giving up just three hits and two runs in a 4-2 win over The Empire. Over his last 12 starts, he's allowed three runs or less—lowering his ERA to 3.76. The Lackey/Doubront tandem has become what we expected the Buchholz/Lester tandem to be. Amazing! Offensively, Jacoby Ellsbury got the fun started by taking a pitch from Andy Pettitte "High, Gone And Hard (HGH)" into the right field bleachers to lead off the game. Jonny Gomes made it 3-0 with a whipsaw shot into the Monster Seats. After The Evil Ones slithered back to make it a 3-2 game, Jose Iglesias sliced a single to right in the seventh to knock in the fourth Boston run. Koji Uehara had a 1-2-3 ninth—pushing back The Bronx Embalmers to seven games out in the AL East.