Sox Split Doubleheader

Still Atop The Wild Card Race

The Boston Red Sox split a twin bill with the Baltimore Orioles yesterday, losing the day game and winning the night one.

Kyle Weiland took the L in the first game, which Baltimore won, 6-5. Darnell McDonald hit a home run, and Adrian Gonzalez drove in two runs. Gonzalez reached base 7 straight times in the doubleheader.

The Sox won the nightcap, 18-9. They have this maddening habit of losing 3 games in a row, and then scoring enough runs to win 3 games in one game. You'd think that a team who scores 23 runs in two games wins both games, but No.

John Lackey avoided the loss, despite giving up 11 hits and 8 runs in 4.1 innings. Boston's bats exploded. Dustin Pedroia, Jed Lowrie and Conor Jackson drove in 4 runs., with Jackson and Lowrie hitting home runs.

Gonzalez, Marco Scutaro and Jacoby Ellsbury each had 3 hits, with Ellsbury notching a 7th inning inside-the-park home run.

Erik Bedard takes the mound today, sporting a 1-2, 3.66 stat line with the Red Sox. Game time is 7 PM, at Fenway. NESN and 96.3-FM have the coverage.

AL East, Wildcard Standings:

New York Yankees 92 60 .605 --
Boston Red Sox 88 66 .571 5
Tampa Bay Rays 85 67 .559 7

Los Angeles Angels 83 70 .542

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