Monday, August 26, 2013

Peavy Dominates Dodgers; Sox Mash Again, 8-1

(Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Your 2013 Carmine Hose just handed the "mighty" Dodgers their first series loss since Mid-June. Most of the credit for that last night goes to Jake Peavy, who delivered a complete game three-hitter in the 8-1 rubber match win over LA. Peavy's bull-dog attitude is refreshingly different from most starters—for example, there was no way that John Farrell was taking him out after eight. Boston's overall starters pitched to a 1.12 ERA across the six-game West Coast road trip. The offense was keyed by the long ball, with Mike Napoli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Shane Victorino going yard. Tampa's loss to The Evil Ones means the Red Sox are alone atop the AL East again—with a 1-game edge.