The Red Sox won the final game of a 3 game set against Chicago to take the series 2-1. Andrew Miller was unspectacular yet effective, allowing a handful of bloop hits in a 5.2 IP, 10 H, 3 ER effort. Alfredo Aceves came in to pitch an inning of relief and recieved the W to improve his record to 7-1.
Pedroia went 2-4 and drove in 2 runs in the 7th to give the Red Sox the lead for good. Adrian Gonzalez went 2-4 and is 23 for his last 43. He has had multiple hits in each of the past 7 games.
Daniel Bard pitched 1.1 innings to extend his current streak to 26.1 IP without allowing a run.
Today’s win gave the Red Sox their 20th win of the month, setting a franchise record for the month of July. The last time the Red Sox won 20 games in a month was in May, 2007.