MLB

more stats

0
Final123456789RHE
Arizona000000000081
Boston00002200X491
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:F.Doubront(8-5) L:B.McCarthy(2-5)
HR: ARI- None BOS- None
4


MLB Game Summary - Arizona at Boston



(Sunday, August 4th)

Final Score: Boston 4, Arizona 0

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Felix Doubront fired seven scoreless innings to continue his recent pitching prowess and keep the Boston Red Sox in first place after Sunday's 4-0 interleague victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks from Fenway Park.

Doubront (8-5) yielded just five singles and didn't walk a batter while striking out five in the young lefty's 15th consecutive start of allowing three earned runs or fewer, the longest stretch by a Red Sox hurler since Tim Wakefield did so in 17 straight in 1995.

"I've been consistent in my five-day routine and just taking my plan for my next outing," said Doubront afterward. "That's the most important thing."

Jacoby Ellsbury aided Doubront's cause by knocking in a pair of runs, while Shane Victorino added an RBI single as part of a 2-for-3 day that helped Boston take the rubber match of this three-game set and post its fifth win in its last six contests. The surge has kept the Red Sox one game in front of Tampa Bay for the top spot in the AL East.

Brandon McCarthy (2-5) worked 4 1/3 innings and struck out five in his first start since May 30, but was touched for a pair of runs on five hits while returning from a shoulder injury.

Martin Prado and Cody Ross each finished 2-for-4 for the Diamondbacks, but Arizona went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven baserunners en route to a sixth setback in eight games.

McCarthy showed no signs of rust from his layoff early on, keeping Boston off the board in each of the first four innings and not allowing a hit until Mike Carp singled with two outs in the fourth.

The Red Sox finally got to the right-hander an inning later, however. Singles by Stephen Drew and Brock Holt to begin the bottom of the fifth put runners at the corners for Ellsbury, who lofted a fly ball deep enough to center to bring home the game's initial run.

Victorino followed with a single to push Holt to third, right before Dustin Pedroia doubled into the left-field corner to push Boston's lead to 2-0.

"Towards the end, I just felt my lack of game shape," said McCarthy said. "I just wasn't able to execute as much as I'd like and the ball kind of started getting up a little bit. Against a team like that, you're going to pay for it a little bit."

The two runs were all Doubront needed. The southpaw scattered four hits over the opening six frames, with the Diamondbacks failing to get a runner past first during that stretch, and had set down 13 of the last 15 batters he faced until Paul Goldschmidt reached on an error to begin the seventh. Ross singled two batters later to put two on with one out, but Doubront thwarted Arizona's biggest scoring threat by retiring the next two hitters.

"We had [Doubront] on the ropes and couldn't get anything when we needed to," said Ross. "He made some good pitches and located the ball well. But we had our opportunities and we blew it. They didn't. When they had some opportunities, they capitalized."

The Red Sox provided some insurance in the bottom of the sixth, coming up with four singles over a five-batter span against Josh Collmenter to increase the margin to 4-0. Ellsbury plated the first of those runs with a base hit to right, with Victorino's second single of the day driving in the final one.

Game Notes

Matt Thornton relieved Doubront to start the eighth inning but left with an undisclosed injury after facing only one batter ... Doubront has also allowed no more than three earned runs in all 10 of his Fenway Park starts this year, the longest season-opening streak by a Red Sox lefty at home since Mel Parnell in 1948 ... Heath Bell recorded the final four outs for Arizona to extend his scoreless innings streak in interleague play to 20 1/3 frames ... Arizona designated reliever Tony Sipp for assignment prior to the game to make room for McCarthy on the active roster.

08/04 19:57:15 ET

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Kentucky at Missouri

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. St. Louis

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ND 77
DUKE 73
Final
SAN 95
CHA 86
Final
NCSU 57
CLEM 68
Final
MEM 70
ECU 58
Final
PHI 89
DET 69
Final
CLE 99
POR 94
Final
TOR 119
SAC 102
Final
MIN 110
BOS 98
Final
ATL 113
BRK 102
Final
HOU 99
DAL 94
Final
NOP 85
DEN 93
Final
NYK 100
OKC 92
Final
SAN 95
CHA 86
Final
UTA 89
LAC 94
Final
PHO 106
WAS 98
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
MIL
 
7:00pm Tonight
IND
NYK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DEN
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
CHI
 
Final
VERM 44
GTDNS 47
 
Final
NAVY 64
AMER 54
 
Final
UMBC 56
BING 68
 
Final
JMU 88
DEL 82
 
Final
RICH 86
DUQ 55
Final
UNCW 82
ELON 65
 
Final
USB 72
HART 66
 
Final
WMARY 100
HOF 79
 
Final
COL 54
LAF 59
 
Final
PSU 63
MINN 58
Final
MAINE 58
UNH 63
 
Final
DREX 65
NE 60
 
Final
FORD 63
RIU 64
Final
SFLA 52
SMU 63
Final
MARQ 70
SHU 80
Final
LSU 64
SCAR 58
Final
UCF 62
TEMPL 86
Final
LONG 64
UNCA 74
 
Final
FSU 82
WAKE 76
Final
CCAR 68
WINT 75
 
Final
OU 84
WRST 76
 
Final
ND 77
DUKE 73
7:30pm Wednesday
GHND 0
HC 0
 
Final
CSOU 77
RAD 84
 
Final
OKLA 81
TTU 36
Final
BRAD 57
DRAK 69
 
Final
BUCK 68
LEH 62
 
Final
WICHS 58
LOYC 47
Final
ILLST 67
MIZST 57
 
Final
PEAY 69
MORE 82
 
Final
SDKST 86
NEOM 64
 
Final
ARST 73
ORST 55
Final
HOU 59
RICE 48
Final
SILL 52
NIOWA 59
Final
NCSU 57
CLEM 68
Final
MEM 70
ECU 58
Final
MIAMI 50
GT 70
Final
PURD 83
IND 67
Final
TCU 61
KU 64
Final
BC 72
LOU 81
Final
MISS 79
MSST 73
Final
CREI 77
STJ 74
Final
SJST 52
AFA 66
Final
ARZ 90
OREG 56
Final
WASH 74
STAN 84
2:00pm Today
PROV
DEP
 
6:00pm Tonight
RUTG
MSU
 
7:00pm Tonight
ARMY
BU
 
7:00pm Tonight
RFLSH
BRY
 
7:00pm Tonight
MERC
CHAT
 
7:00pm Tonight
LIU
CCST
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOWS
COC
 
7:00pm Tonight
UMASS
DAY
 
7:00pm Tonight
FUR
ETST
 
7:00pm Tonight
ODU
FIU
 
7:00pm Tonight
RMU
FD
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHAR
FATL
 
7:00pm Tonight
LIB
HIGH
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNF
KNST
 
7:00pm Tonight
FLGC
LIP
 
7:00pm Tonight
OSU
MD
 
7:00pm Tonight
Terriers
MNTER
 
7:00pm Tonight
STET
NKENTUCKY
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAGN
SHU
 
7:00pm Tonight
GMAS
STLU
 
7:00pm Tonight
JVU
USCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
VMI
WCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
LATU
WKENT
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNCG
WOFF
 
7:00pm Tonight
DET
YOUNG
 
7:30pm Tonight
GSOUT
APP
 
7:30pm Tonight
TENNM
EILL
 
7:30pm Tonight
GHND
HC
 
8:00pm Tonight
CIN
UCONN
 
8:00pm Tonight
NDST
DEN
 
8:00pm Tonight
SD
MAST
 
8:00pm Tonight
UWMIL
ILLCH
 
8:00pm Tonight
BEL
JVST
 
8:00pm Tonight
SMISS
MARS
 
8:00pm Tonight
TXSA
MTST
 
8:00pm Tonight
PETE
RIDE
 
8:00pm Tonight
SEMIZ
SIUE
 
8:00pm Tonight
TENST
TENT
 
8:00pm Tonight
NDAK
WEBER
 
8:05pm Tonight
SALA
LALAF
 
8:15pm Tonight
TXARL
UGST
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARKST
ARKLR
 
8:30pm Tonight
TROY
LAMON
 
9:00pm Tonight
MURST
EKENT
 
9:00pm Tonight
NCOL
IDST
 
9:00pm Tonight
MIZZ
KENT
 
9:00pm Tonight
GONZ
PORT
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
UAB
 
9:00pm Tonight
GRCN
UMKC
 
9:05pm Tonight
WLVRN
CHIST
 
9:30pm Tonight
USC
COL
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCI
CPSL
 
10:00pm Tonight
CSNO
HAW
 
10:00pm Tonight
PAC
PEPP
 
10:00pm Tonight
SDU
SCU
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCD
UCSB
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCLA
UTAH
 
10:05pm Tonight
PORST
MONT
 
10:05pm Tonight
SACST
MNTST
 
10:30pm Tonight
CSFU
LBSU
 
10:30pm Tonight
GAELS
LMU
 
11:00pm Tonight
WASU
CAL
 
11:00pm Tonight
BYU
USF
 
Final
NJD 2
TOR 1
Final
WAS 4
PIT 0
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
BOS
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
MON
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
WIN
 
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
ARI
 
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
CLB
 
7:30pm Tonight
OTT
DAL
 
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
STL
NAS
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
MIN
 
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
BUF
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
ANA