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
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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