Denard Span watches the throw sail into the outfield after he stole second in the third. (AP)
By Tyler Mason / MLB.com
Kevin Slowey turned in his fourth straight quality start and team-leading sixth this season, working out of a few jams to hold Boston to two runs in six innings. Speedy Denard Span led the support, tying a career high with four hits -- two of them infield singles -- while scoring a pair of runs and stealing a base.
BATTING HR: Bay (14, 6th inning off Slowey, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Ellsbury 2;
Lowell 2; Bay 4; Pedroia. RBI: Youkilis (29), Bay (48). Runners left in scoring
position, 2 out: Youkilis; Bay; Drew, J. SF: Youkilis. GIDP: Bay. Team
RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Pedroia (7, 3rd base off Slowey/Mauer),
Ellsbury (21, 2nd base off Slowey/Mauer).
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