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Braves Prevent Sweep, Beat Boston 2-1

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The Sox came into Sunday’s game against Atlanta looking to take down the young sensation Tommy Hanson. Apparently Hanson didn’t get the memo. Instead, the Atlanta rookie silenced Boston’s bats with six shutout innings en route to his fourth win as the Braves defeated Boston 2-1.

The Sox couldn’t produce any offense for Brad Penny who gave a great performance with 6 IP, 2 ER, and 2 K’s. Atlanta’s production came way of solo home runs by Chipper Jones and Garret Anderson. Boston’s bullpen performed well with Takashi Saito and Daniel Bard combining for two shutout innings.

Boston tried to stage a ninth inning comeback with a Jason Varitek RBI single that scored Kevin Youkilis, but it wasn’t enough as Atlanta snapped a four game losing streak and prevented the three-game sweep.

Sox Stud of the Game

Jason Varitek, C: Tek was the lone bright spot on offense by going 2-3 with an RBI.

Sox Dud of the Game

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF: Ellsbury went 0-4 and left five men on base.

That’s What He Said

“We lost the game, so there’s no satisfaction in whether I’m pitching good.” – Brad Penny

Game Notes

W: Tommy Hanson (4-0)
L: Brad Penny: (6-3)
S: Mike Gonzalez (9)

  • Boston only had five hits on the day with four of them being singles.
  • Brad Penny popped his thumb out of the joint in the first inning but continued on anyway (he popped it back in) and pitched six great innings.

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