MLB Game Summary - Colorado at Boston|
(Wednesday, June 26th)
Final Score: Boston 5, Colorado 3
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Daniel Nava knocked in two runs to back a solid
outing from John Lackey, as the Boston Red Sox topped the Colorado Rockies,
Shane Victorino had three hits, scored two runs and drove in another for the
Red Sox, who swept this two-game interleague set at Fenway Park. Lackey (5-5)
allowed two runs on eight hits and matched a career high with 12 strikeouts
while failing to walk a batter.
"I've been feeling pretty good. I feel like I'm still getting stronger,"
Michael Cuddyer kept clicking on Wednesday, slugging a pair of solo homers to
extend his career-high hitting streak to 23 games, tying a Colorado record.
The Rockies as a whole, however, continued to slump and finished a
disappointing road trip at 2-7.
Roy Oswalt (0-2) gave up five runs and nine hits over six frames in his second
start for Colorado.
The Red Sox answered a Wilin Rosario two-out, RBI single in the top of the
first with three runs in the home half. Jacoby Ellsbury doubled to begin the
inning and scored on a Victorino single. David Ortiz then doubled home
Victorino and hustled home on a two-out base hit by Nava.
Oswalt ran into more trouble in the third as Boston loaded the bases with no
outs. Mike Napoli contributed a run-scoring single and Nava lofted a sacrifice
fly to put the home team up 5-1.
The red-hot Cuddyer homered to open the sixth and took reliever Junichi Tazawa
deep to lead off the eighth. Tazawa shook off the blast to retire the next
three batters, and Koji Uehara fanned two in a perfect ninth for his second
save of the season.
Lackey also struck out 12 on Sept. 21, 2008 at Texas while with the Angels ...
Cuddyer currently shares the record with Dante Bichette, who recorded a hit in
23 consecutive games from May 22-June 18, 1995 ... Ortiz now has 499 career
doubles ... The Red Sox have won 12 of their last 16 home games ... Oswalt
made his first career start against Boston ... Red Sox reliever Clayton
Mortensen was activated from the 15-day disabled list after being sidelined
with a right groin strain.
06/26 23:30:55 ET