Chi. Cubs 9, Boston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 53°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 37798

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 9 9 1
Boston 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 9 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 20-24 9-13 11-11 W1
Boston 24-21 15-10 9-11 L1

Recap


The Chicago Cubs sent 13 men to the plate and scored eight runs in the eighth inning to rally past host Boston 9-3 on Saturday night and stop the Red Sox' seven-game winning streak.

Trailing 3-1, Chicago recorded five hits, three walks and took advantage of two Boston errors. Reed Johnson, Jeff Baker and Starlin Castro had RBI doubles in the inning.

Matt Albers (0-2) didn’t record an out and was charged with five earned runs. Sean Marshall (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Cubs.

David Ortiz hit a two-run homer to become the fifth player to hit 300 home runs with the Red Sox, joining Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice and Dwight Evans. Ortiz has 358 career homers.

Chicago’s Marlon Byrd left the game after getting hit in the head by an Alfredo Aceves pitch in the second inning.

The center fielder was struck by a fastball on the left side of his head in the area of the ear flap and immediately went down on his back,  then quickly got up holding his hand to his face. He walked off the field under his own power and down the stairs toward the clubhouse, and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Boston
Carlos Zambrano Player Alfredo Aceves
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 3
4.76 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Boston
Darwin Barney Player Kevin Youkilis
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 9 0 13 .257 19 7 6 6 1 1
Boston 9 1 12 .257 22 2 3 4 2 3

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .263 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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