So much for being a weak roster.
The youthful Sox pieced together a 10-hit performance for a three-run win north of the border. After Vicente Padilla allowed a tying run to get over in the 8th, the Sox went to work in the 9th to put the game away. Jacoby Ellsbury did like a leadoff hitter should (even though he wasn't leadoff tonight) and got on base to kick things off.
Cody Ross -- you're not gonna believe this -- pulled the ball to left for a single, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. Mauro Gomez played the role of clutch performer, dumping a triple into the gap in right-center, scoring both runs. Ryan Lavarnway followed that up with a sac fly -- his fourth RBI of the night -- and paved the way toward an easy save for Andrew Bailey.
Speaking of Bailey, a couple of closer thoughts. First, Bailey looked pretty strong. I'm not sure I've actually seen him this year other than for highlights, but I was impressed. Second, when I noticed that the random rookie number assigned to Jose Iglesias was 58, I couldn't help but think: Isn't it great we didn't waste any money on Jonathan Papelbon? I guess it wouldn't have been that big a deal -- we would have just shipped him off to LA in the megadeal -- but still, consider that a $50 million bullet dodged. We'll be happy about having that in the budget during the offseason.
Daisuke was slightly below average, or in other words, he was Daisuke. Do we really not have anyone else worthy of getting a couple of starts the rest of the way?