Thursday, December 12, 2013
Allen Webster lasted only 2 1/3 innings for the Boston Red Sox, yet the bullpen and offense came through in an 11-8 win.
Webster: 2 1/3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 2 K. ERA now 9.57. A trip back to Pawtucket might be coming.
Contributing to the offense was Jackie Bradley Jr., with his second major league home run. Pitcher Brandon Workman was also called up with Bradley, but did not get in the game.
Drake Britton made his Triple-A debut and gave up 10 hits and five runs in 5 1/3 innings (1 BB, 5 K) ... Brock Huntzinger lowered his ERA to 1.80 with 1 2/3 innings of relief (1 H, 1 BB, 3 K).
Anthony Ranaudo makes the start for the East team in the Eastern League All-Star Game ... The other Sea Dogs pitcher in the game is Will Latimer. See the story.
Salem shortstop Deven Marrero (.274) was 3-for-5 ... outfielder Brandon Jacobs (.244) was 2-for-4 and looks to be breaking out of his early slump. Jacobs began the season with a .195 average in April. His average has been slowly climbing. He is batting .371 in his last 10 games.
Felix Doubront (5-3, 4.11) goes for the Red Sox today.
Red Sox 55-37
Rays 51-40 (3.5 games back)
Orioles 49-42 (5.5)
Yankees 48-42 (6)
Jays 43-46 (10.5)
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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