Originally posted on Fenway West  |  Last updated 8/6/12
The Red Sox took the field on Sunday hoping to not be swept by the Minnesota Twins after dropping the first three games over the series.  Franklin Morales was pitching for Josh Beckett who tweaked his back during his last start.  Morales has previously been nothing short of brilliant when he was in the rotation and the Sox would need him to continue that trend.  Morales did not disappoint.  Morales pitched 6 strong inning while only allowing one run.  He definitely looked like someone who deserves to stay in the rotation.  Other than issuing a walk here or there, Morales was just cruising through the lineup.  Morales had one of his infamous pick offs in the 3rd inning when he got Mastroianni when he took a little too bit of a lead from first base.  Morales gave up his one and only run in the 5th with a sac fly from Revere to score Casilla.  Morales was done after 6 innings and was in line for the win if the bullpen did their job.  His line for the night was 106 pitches, 6 IP, 3 H, ...
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