Boston, MA (Sports Network) - John Lackey tossed eight outstanding innings and
Brandon Snyder delivered a three-run double that helped the Boston Red Sox to
a 4-1 victory over the slumping San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game
interleague series from Fenway Park.
Lackey (6-5) limited the Padres to six hits and struck out six with just one
walk to improve to 5-1 over his last nine starts. The veteran right-hander's
only blemish of the evening came when Jesus Guzman homered to lead off the top
of the seventh inning.
Jose Iglesias finished 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the win, the sixth in
seven games for the AL-leading Red Sox, who received two hits as well from
Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes.
San Diego, meanwhile, was dealt a fourth straight loss and have mustered a
mere four runs during that stretch.
Guzman accounted for two of the Padres' six hits. San Diego starter Robbie
Erlin (1-1) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, surrendering three runs on five hits
and walking three batters.
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