Tonight's game was a rare sight. The Red Sox got a quality start from their starter, had middle relief come in and not blow anything, and Alfredo Aceves locked down the save.
It was probably Felix Doubront's best start this year. He went six innings, walking two, giving up two hits, but holding the Indians to just one run. He only struck out five over the span, but we'll take what we can get.
Andrew Miller, Vicente Padilla, and Aceves combined for three spotless innings of relief, and the Sox escaped with the win, 4-1.
The offense was spread among the entire lineup, as four different Sox were credited with RBIs. Dustin Pedroia and Daniel Nava each gathered two hits. Nava's strong showing in these two games combined with yesterday's trade for Scott Podsednik has to make you wonder if the Marlon Byrd Era might be coming to an end already. (Which is OK by me.)
It'll be Justin Masterson vs. Daniel Bard tomorrow at 1:35. With a day game after a night game, expect quite a few changes in the lineup to get some rest for a few players.