Red Sox Lose A Nail-Bitter In Atlanta
The Boston Red Sox were unable to complete a series sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Sunday as rookie pitcher, Tommy Hanson, led the Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox at Turner Field.
Hanson pitched six innings of scoreless ball and recieved help from Chipper Jones and Garrett Anderson in the form of the long ball as the two solo homeruns were all that Atlanta would need in game three of their series with Boston.
Brad Penny was on the mound for Boston as the hefty righthander continued his success, even while recording a loss, as Penny (6-3) threw six innings of two-run ball while striking out two but giving up the two solo-blasts.
David Ortiz continued his hitting pace as the Boston slugger has registered at least one hit in six of his last seven games. Big Papi went 1-for-4 on the afternoon against Atlanta. Jason Varitek drove in the only run for Boston with an RBI single in the ninth inning to bring home Kevin Youkilis.
The Red Sox head to Baltimore on Monday with the local nine squaring off against the Orioles at Camden Yards. Jon Lester will be on the hill for Boston facing Jason Berken of the O’s.