Slowly but surely, everything is coming together for the Boston Red Sox.
Boston’s offense collected 15 hits, Dustin Pedroia went 4-for-6 driving in three runs — all on singles — David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI triple in the sixth and Justin Masterson earned his first win of the season.
The win improves the Red Sox streak to five straight games and puts them above .500 with a 7-6 record.
Masterson picked up his first win over 5 1/3 innings allowing four hits, one run, two walks and three K’s.
Much like the offense of late who outscored Baltimore 30-14 in the series, Boston’s pitching, especially the bullpen, is hot as well.
Manny Delcarmen, Hideki Okajima, Javier Lopez and Hunter Jones (first MLB appearance) pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief only allowing one hit.
Star of the Game – Top of the Order
Jacoby Ellsbury, Pedroia and Ortiz combined for 9-15 hits Boston had on Marathon Monday/Patriots Day. Ellsbury set the table for the Red Sox going 3-for-6 with three runs and an RBI.
Next Game – 4/21 vs. Minnesota Twins – Scott Baker/Tim Wakefield
Can Wakefield repeat his performance from his last start? Probably not but let’s hope he keeps the momentum going. As far as the Twinkies pitcher is concerned, Baker is 0-1 on the season with a 13.50 ERA in one game started. He only went four innings in the loss to Toronto, 12-2, serving up four homers and five hits.