Looks like they should’ve saved some of last night’s runs for tonight.
After the offensive blowout that was last night’s victory, tonight’s loss to the Rangers was a low-scoring 3-2 affair. This was the first loss for the Red Sox so far in the month of June.
Craig Breslow ran into a little trouble in the top of the seventh, allowing two baserunners. Koji Uehara entered the game in hopes to strand the runners and get out of the inning. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be tonight as he gave up a two RBI double to Elvis Andrus. Breslow would be charged with both runs as well as the loss.
The biggest plus from tonight’s game from the Sox perspective: John Lackey another very good outing. The big righty continued his quest for redemption by going six innings giving up only one run on five hits with five strikeouts. In his last four outings, he’s given up six runs (only four earned) with a 23/6 K/BB ratio in a span of 25 innings pitched.