Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 8/5/13
  If late inning heroics weren’t enough for the Boston Red Sox earlier in the week against the Seattle Mariners, the team followed up that series with quality series win against the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend. The key for the Red Sox winning this series was the combination of solid starting pitching and timely hitting. Game one of the series saw Jon Lester get roughed up for the first time after almost of a month’s long of dominate starts. Lester only went four and one-thirds innings allowing a season high 11 hits and also six earned runs. Stephen Drew tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning for Boston with a two-run homerun but it was old friend Cody Ross that would put the Diamondbacks up for good in the top of the seventh inning with the go-ahead home run. The Arizona bullpen wouldn’t allow a run over the final three innings of the game to seal 7-6 win. Things turned around in game two of the series for the Red Sox as newly acquired Jake Peavy dominated in his ...
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