Found August 06, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
Photo courtesy of the Houston Astros Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Losing to the last-place team is never a good thing. But when you’re the best team in the league, it’s unacceptable. John Lackey pitched another solid outing but was unaided by the Red Sox offense – again – in a 2-0 loss to the Astros. The win was Houston’s 37th of the season, still four less than the second-worst team in baseball (Chicago – 41 wins). If Boston (68-46) wants to avoid losing a series to Houston (37-74), it will need to win each of the next two games, beginning tonight when knuckleballer Steven Wright makes his first Major League start. Wright is 2-0 with a 3.65 ERA for the Red Sox this season and has thrown 8.2 scoreless innings in his last two relief appearances, both in which he earned a win. Here is the lineup tonight for the Red Sox (first pitch – 8:05 pm EDT): 1. Ellsbury, CF 2. Victorino, RF 3. Pedroia, 2B 4. Ortiz, DH 5. Napoli, 1B 6. Carp, LF 7. Drew, SS 8. Lavarnway, C 9. Holt, 3B ...
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