|Kobe Bryant Retirement Happens After Next Season||VIDEO: Red Sox Finally Call Up Rusney Castillo, Who Drops Fly Ball||Connelly’s Top Ten: Interesting SI Article From 1999 About Doctoring Footballs…||Red Sox Acquire RHP John Cornely, Another Arm for Minors|
Kevin Youkilis continued his torrid start to the season, going 4-5 with a HR to help the Sox beat the Orioles for the second straight night, 6-4. Youk also doubled twice, scored two runs, and finished with four RBI’s. He’s now hitting .467.
Josh Beckett mostly held the Orioles at bay, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks to go with five strikeouts to earn his second win of the season. Hideki Okajima and Takashi Saito each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, and Jonathan Papelbon came on in the ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B: What more can I say? He has been Boston’s best hitter by far this season. A 4-5 effort Saturday pushed his batting average to .467.
Nick Green, SS: No player really didn’t play well except for Green. The other eight Red Sox hitters reached base, but Green finished 0-3 with four men left on base.
WP – Josh Beckett (2-1)
LP – Adam Eaton (0-2)
S – Jonathan Papelbon (4)