CHICAGO The Boston Red Sox jerseys are headed home after a successful road trip, and manager Bobby Valentine feels the team is headed in the right direction after rocky start.
Josh Beckett pitched into the seventh inning after a rough start, but the Red Sox jerseys lost 4 1 to cheap Gavin Floyd jersey and the Chicago White Sox jerseys on Sunday.
Boston still managed to put together a 6 1 trip, averaging more than six runs despite scoring twice in the final two games in Chicago. It was a welcome result for a team was 4 10 a week ago and had just given up 15 unanswered runs during an embarrassing 15 9 loss to the New York Yankees jerseys.
The Red Sox jerseys open a three game series against Oakland on Monday night at Fenway Park.
Floyd (2 3) struck out nine in 6 2 3 wholesale jerseys innings, yielding one run and three hits. He improved to 7 0 with a 3.21 ERA in nine career appearances against Boston, helping the White Sox jerseys stop a five game losing streak.
cheap Dustin Pedroia jersey singled with one out in the seventh for Boston’s first hit of the game. Cody Ross had an RBI single for the Red Sox jerseys, who had won six straight.
“(Floyd) wasn’t giving us much to hit,” Pedroia said. “I had three at bats off him and only got one pitch to hit. I actually got a hit on that one. Cellular Field since Aug. 4 against the Yankees jerseys.
Dunn’s fifth homer of the season drove in Alex Rios, who put Chicago in front with an RBI single.
Beckett (2 3) settled down after the rough opening inning, shutting down Chicago until he left with two out in the seventh. He struck out eight and allowed six hits while matching a career high with 126 pitches.
“The two run homer was the difference between that and the rest of the game,” Beckett said. “That’s a pretty tough hole to put your team in, especially against a guy who has pitched well against us in the past.”
The three runs were more than enough for Floyd, who retired his first 14 hitters just eight days after teammate Philip Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in major league history against Seattle. Ross walked in the fifth for Boston’s first baserunner, but Floyd struck out Nick Punto to end the inning. Pierzynski said. “He threw it in big situations.”
Boston finally got on the board in the seventh. Pedroia’s liner got past second baseman cheap Eduardo Escobar jersey’s diving attempt. He moved up on David Ortiz’s two out double and scored on Ross’ hit.
cheap Addison Reed jersey then came in and got Punto to ground out, stranding Ortiz at third. Reed also got the first two outs of the eighth before Matt Thornton finished for his first save of the season.
Beckett’s outing ended after he walked Brent Lillibridge to load the bases after a 12 pitch at bat. Scott Atchison then got Rios to pop out to end the inning.
Dayan Viciedo added an RBI single in the eighth for Chicago.
NOTES: Red Sox jerseys RHP cheap Rich Hill jersey made his first appearance of the season, allowing one run and one hit with two walks in two thirds of an inning. “He looked OK, just a little nervous. Couldn’t quite get that breaking ball over like he’d like to,” Valentine said. . Red Sox jerseys slugger Kevin Youkilis was a late scratch due to tightness in his lower left back. . The only time the Red Sox jerseys swept a road trip of seven or more games came in 1977 when they went 9 0 from July 29 Aug. 8, 1977. . Floyd had a near no hitter against Minnesota on May 6, 2008. cheap Joe Mauer jersey broke up the bid with one out in the ninth. . Beckett last threw 126 pitches for the Marlins jerseys against the Houston Astros jerseys on May 20, 2004.