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Friday, June 13, 2008

a tidy win by the Red Sox that nobody will ever remember

Following up Wednesday night's 6-3 win over the Orioles (32-33), the Red Sox took the series with a 9-2 win at Fenway last night.

Jon Lester (5-3) was great. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Boston (42-27) improved to 18-3 in its last 21 games at home thanks to Lester's fine work and three long balls.

Mike Lowell had a grand slam off Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie (3-7) in the fifth while Kevin Youkilis added a two-run shot in the seventh and J.D. Drew notched a solo home run in the eighth.

Believe it or not, Drew is the hottest hitter in baseball in June. He also had a double, two runs, two RBIs and a walk while his batting average rose to .324

Manny Delcarmen pitched a scoreless eighth (with two strikeouts) and Mike Timlin had a clean ninth to ensure that Red Sox fans attending the game or watching at home would be able to catch the Celtics game, no problem.

The Sox hit the road as interleague play gets into full swing the next two weeks. Boston travels to Cincinnati this weekend for three games, followed by three in the city of brotherly love-Philly. Nothing like watching pitchers hit and 25 double switches, isn't National League baseball grand?

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