Boston wins pitching duel

  • Follow Latest News

ATLANTA – Tim Wakefield pitched six scoreless innings to outduel Javier Vazquez, and the Boston Red Sox blanked the punchless Atlanta Braves 1-0 today.

Mark Kotsay, a former Brave, drove in the game's only run with a sixth-inning single.

Wakefield (10-3) came up with a performance worthy of the day he tied Roger Clemens' record for most career starts by a Red Sox pitcher at 382. The knuckleball was really fluttering on a sweltering day at Turner Field – it was 95 degrees at first pitch – and the Braves managed just three singles off the 42-year-old.

Manny Delcarmen retired all four hitters he faced, Justin Masterson got out trouble in the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon worked around a shaky ninth to complete the four-hit shutout, his 18th save in 19 chances.

Search Augusta jobs
Top headlines
AU professor doing research on Gulf War health disparities
An Augusta University professor is being funded to do research on the health disparities of female veterans involved in the first Gulf War compared to their male counterparts.