With Lowell's dramatic first-pitch home run in his first at bat in the majors since June 22, the hope dashed by Youkilis's injury seemed to return. I haven't seen any word on whether MLB will levy fines for the mob scene that took place after Beltre took a pitch well east of his ass yesterday. But it's always great when your coaching staff gets angry enough to be right in the mix when the benches clear.
Last time we faced old friend Justin Masterson, he had one of his occasional very good games. This time will be different, I suspect.
RED SOX (61-46)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (11-6, 3.05)
Pitching: RHP Justin Masterson (3-10, 5.55)