Found August 03, 2012 on
The Red Sox hoped to be able to make a move up the standing with the Twins coming to town for 4 days, however when they are unable to score a single run it does not usually work out all that well.
Jon Lester took the mound for the Sox and we all collectively crossed our fingers that he would show signs of being that ace pitcher we need him to be. Lester pitched well, however not well enough to win. Lester had a quality start, but with no run support the 3 runs he gave up would equal his 9th loss of the season. Lester gave up two runs in the 3rd inning with an RBI double to Span and and single to Revere. In the 6th, Lester gave up his 3rd and final run of the night with an RBI double to Doumit. Sox 0-3. Lester's line for the night was 108 pitches, 8 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 BB and 7 Ks. I can't complain about that and hope we continue to see that Lester on the mound. Aceves came out to get some work in the 9th. While Aces was getting his pitches in he also gave up a 2 run H...
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Time: 7:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (53-53)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-5, 4.37)
Pitching: LHP Brian Duensing (2-6, 4.53)
Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Twins:
Ellsbury CFCrawford LFPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BRoss DHLavarnway CMiddlebrooks 3BKalish RFCiriaco SS
Game time is at 7:10pm EST.