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Boston Red Sox Team Report - April 26

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Boston Red Sox Team Report - April 26

Postby WebHamster » Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:00 pm

(Sports Network) - On Sunday, Pedro Martinez was stellar in his first appearance against the Yankees since Game 7 of last year's American League Championship Series, tossing seven innings of shutout ball to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 win over New York at Yankee Stadium.

Martinez (3-1) allowed only four hits and a walk while striking out seven, helping finish off the three-game series sweep. Scott Williamson was perfect in the eighth and ninth innings, fanning two to record his first save of the season.

Manny Ramirez's two-run homer in the fourth accounted for all the scoring, as Boston won for the sixth time in seven games and moved to 6-1 against the Yankees on the season.

After a day off on Monday, the Red Sox will return to action on Tuesday when they start a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Fenway Park.

Getting the ball in the opener will be knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, who has won his last two starts and is 2-0 on the season with a 2.37 earned run average. In his last outing on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays, the 37-year-old righthander allowed two runs on six hits over 6 2/3 frames to post the win.

Wakefield has faced the D-Rays 20 times in his career, 11 of which have been starts, and is 8-1 with a 2.79 ERA against them.
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