Brad Penny's ERA stands at 4.79 after Sunday's loss to the Braves. (Gregory Smith/AP)
By Ian Bowne / MLB.com
The surging Red Sox had high hopes of sealing a series sweep entering Sunday, but those dreams were easily doused by Tommy Hanson, who puzzled Boston's offense. Brad Penny served up two solo home runs, but those were more than enough for Atlanta to salvage the finale.
BATTING 2B: Kotchman (18, Penny), Anderson, G (12, Penny). HR: Jones, C (9, 1st inning off Penny, 0 on, 2 out), Anderson, G (4, 4th inning off Penny, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Hanson; Kotchman 2; Anderson, G 6; Francoeur; Jones, C 4. RBI: Jones, C (33), Anderson, G (27). 2-out RBI: Jones, C. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hanson; McCann; Blanco, G; Hernandez, Di; Jones, C. Team RISP:
0-for-10. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Johnson, K 2 (4, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek, 2nd base off Saito/Varitek), Francoeur (5, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek).
FIELDING E: Jones, C (13, fielding), Johnson, K (6, fielding). DP: 2 (Johnson, K-Hernandez, Di-Kotchman, Johnson, K-Kotchman).