Dice-K started the game for the Sox today. In 6 innings, he gave up 4 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 Tigers. Richardson, Atchison and Okajima held the Tigers in a cage for the remainder of the game- 1 walk from Richardson was all they could muster. The Red Sox did manage to bang 15 hits today, with every one in the line-up who had an at bat getting at least 1 hit, but they also stranded 10 baserunners. Ryan Kalish got 2 hits in his debut. Struggling reliever Okajima earned his 4th victory this season by pitching a 1-2-3 9th inning.
Sox 5 Tigers 4 BOX SCORE
Fenway West 07.31.10