Originally written on Fenway West  |  Last updated 8/7/12
The Red Sox just came off a very disappointing series against the Twins and were set to face the red hot Rangers and their new phenom pitcher Yu Darvish.  The Sox had Aaron Cook on the mound who in his last few outings has started well, but ended the games by giving up homeruns and often.  So, would the Sox even have a chance?  They would and would end up winning with ease. Cook showed that promise he had when he first joined the rotation in his performance last night.  Cook gave up a single run in the 2nd when he gave up a leadoff double to Nellie Cruz and then an RBI single to former Sox David Murphy.  Sox 0-1.  Once the Sox gave Cook the lead back in the 3rd, he'd protect it with ease.  Cook worked quickly and kept that potent lineup off the boards.  In the 4th, Cookie gave up a ground-rule double to Cruz, but picked him off to get that runner off the bases.  Cook pitched 7 strong innings and left the mound in line for the win.  Cook's line for the night was 98 pitches, 7 IP, 6 ...
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