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WAS 9, BOS 3: Debut

It’s not quite the debut John Smoltz may have wanted but it’s a starting point.
Smoltz pitched five innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits, one walk and five strikeouts.
David Ortiz drove home his 34th RBI on a sacrifice fly to left field and Rocco Baldelli hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Boston had eight hits in the loss.
Jordan Zimmerann earned the win pitching seven innings, yielding five hits, one earned run, walking one batter with six strikeouts.

Goat of the Game – Bullpen

Daniel Bard and Takashi Saito gave up four runs in just two innings pitched.
Next Game – 6/26 vs. Atlanta Braves – Josh Beckett/Jair Jurrjens
Beckett looks to earn his ninth win of the season at Turner Field.