Big Papi Leads Sox To Sweep Over The Diamondbacks

BOSTON (AP) – David Ortiz hit a two-run homer, Marco Scutaro had

three RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5

on Thursday night.

John Lackey (8-3) pitched six innings as Boston became the only

team with three eight-game winners. The right-hander labored

through 112 pitches and earned the win when Adrian Beltre hit an

RBI single in the sixth that gave the Red Sox a 5-4 lead. Scutaro

added a sacrifice fly in the inning, driving Dan Haren (7-5) from

the game.

Arizona extended its club record to 13 straight road losses, a

streak that began after a May 17 win at Florida.

The victory gave Boston a three-game sweep and followed wins by

Clay Buchholz (9-4) and Jon Lester (8-2). Lackey allowed three

earned runs and eight hits.


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