In a night that had Kevin Youkilis' return to Boston & the season debut of Carl Crawford, the biggest return was Adrian Gonzalez's power.
Gonzo took a high fastball from Leyson Septimo into the monster seats for a three run home run that helped give the Red Sox a 5-1 victory.
It did "spoil" Youkilis' return as he recieved a standing ovation in the first and he had himself another three hit night. It was only Youk & AJ Pierzynski who were even able to get a hit off of the Sox pitching. Aaron Cook had his sinker going, getting fifteen groundball outs. He allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings. Vicente Padilla got the win after a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth and Alfedo Aceves finished it off in the ninth.
Now I wanted to get in all the good news before some bad: David Ortiz hurt himself rounding the bases during A-Gon's home run. Bobby Valentine said postgame that he tweaked his Achilles but he did NOT tear it. So he'll be out for a couple of days, maybe not long enough for a trip to the DL. The Sox just can't have something good happen without something bad happening. Ortiz said it best: "This fucking team is cursed!"