August 27, 2012

G129: Red Sox 5, Royals 1

Royals  - 100 000 000 - 1  7  0
Red Sox - 102 002 00x - 5  8  1
In his first start since July 2, Matsuzaka (7-5-1-2-6, 101) was superb; the one run against him was unearned.

Cody Ross singled, doubled, and drove in three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury singled, homered, and scored twice. Scott Podsednik also had two hits.

Ellsbury's two-out home run in the first inning tied the game, and Ross's two-run single off the Wall gave Boston the lead in the third.
Luke Hochevar / Daisuke Matsuzaka

Dice comes off the DL to make his sixth start of the season.

It looks like David Ortiz is going back on the disabled list (Ryan Kalish was seen in the clubhouse). The best thing to do now is tell Ortiz his season is over and if he needs any procedures done on his right Achilles' tendon, to go right ahead.
Pedroia, 2B
Ellsbury, CF
Ross, RF
Loney, 1B
Saltalamacchia, C
Gomez, DH
Aviles, SS
Ciriaco, 3B

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