The Boston Red Sox hammered the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night by the score of 9-2 and take two out of three games in the series. It was nice to see the Red Sox come out and not only pitch good but hit good as well.
J.D. Drew stayed hot as he he was one of three Red Sox batters to hit home runs in the game. Drew went deep for a two run hot in the ninth inning to score the final two runs for the Red Sox. Kevin Youkilis also had a two run home run that came in the seventh inning when the Red Sox blew the game open. However, the big home run of the night came off the bat of Mike Lowell who hit a grand slam in the fifth inning. Lowell’s grand slam made the score 5-1 and the Red Sox lead the rest of the way.
I should also mention that Julio Lugo contributed with one rbi as well.
Jon Lester earned the victory to improve to 5-3. Lester allowed seven hits and two runs as he pitched a very good game. Lester has really looked good out there on the mound and on Thursday night there was no question he was going to get the win in the game.
Manny Delcarmen pitched a scoreless eighth inning and then Mike Timlin came in to pitch the ninth inning and finish off the game. Good job by Delcarmen and Timlin to come in and get the job done even though they had a big lead to work with.
The Red Sox will now travel to Cincinnati where they will take the Reds on this weekend. I would expect atleast two out of three wins against the Reds. What do you think?
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