In a big game for the Boston Red Sox, they didn’t get the performance that they were hoping for. Starting pitcher Josh Beckett gave up four runs in six innings and the Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians by the score of 4-3. I would have expected that Beckett would have thrown a better game in such a tight playoff race.
Instead Beckett was charged with seven hits and four runs in six innings. He is now 12-10 on the season. Beckett did strike out seven batters but little singles and a walk with the bases loaded hurt him in the game.
Kevin Youkilis led the sox at the plate with two two-run doubles to finish with two rbi. David Ortiz added a solo home run as well. It’s too bad that no one else in the sox lineup contributed to score any more runs when the team could have really used them.
With the Rays winning on Monday night, the Red Sox now find themselves 2.5 games out of first place with six games left to play.