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John Lackey's Win continues the Rotation's Dominance

The impressive performances of Red Sox starting pitchers continued yesterday.  John Lackey improved his record to 2-2, following his 8-inning shutout of the Angels.  In those eight innings he allowed only six hits, and recorded six strike outs to only one walk.  Lackey is now 4-0 against his old team. 

“They came out swinging,” Lackey said. “Those guys know me and know I throw strikes. They were looking to get some hits early. I got fortunate; a couple of balls were hit hard to the outfield for some outs. Then I got into a rhythm and started getting some grounders and things started flowing a little bit.”

"I've won a few games in this stadium for sure," Lackey continued.  "This is a great place to pitch, especially with that ocean air coming through here a little bit. So you've got to hit it pretty good. It's nice to come back here and see some guys you know. But, really, if you look at their lineup today, there's not too many guys that I played with for an extended period of time."

In their four game sweep of the Angels, the Boston starting pitchers were 4-0.  Daisuke shut out Anaheim with an eight inning, one hit shutout on Saturday.  Prior to that, Jon Lester went six shutout innings and had 8 strikeouts.  He now has 30 on the year.  The first game of the series was won by Josh Beckett, with his 8-inning, 2 run effort.  His ERA now sits at 1.93.  Clay Buchholz looks to continue this trend on Tuesday at Baltimore.