Now that’s more like it.
The game was one of the fastest of the season, even with the extra inning. A big part of that was the dominance of the two starting pitchers.
John Lackey tossed 9.0 shutout innings, only allowing three hits while striking out nine. He has now gone at least 8.0 innings in three of his last four starts.
Unfortunately, on this day he was matched every step of the way by Twins’ starter Kyle Gibson, who went 7.0 innings, allowing one hit and striking out eight.
The Sox only hit prior to the home runs was a Daniel Nava double in the 5th.
The Sox have now won three straight and five of their last seven. They will embark on a ten-game roadtrip that begins tomorrow night in Oakland. Jake Peavy will get the ball for the Sox and will be opposed by Scott Kazmir.