The Boston Red Sox won their first game since May 14th with an 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. In so doing, they snap a 10-game losing streak their longest since 1994.
It didn’t look good in the beginning. The Sox were trailing 6-1 in the fifth inning. Clay Buchholz gave up those six runs over three innings. However, the Sox rallied in the fifth and tied the game on a three-run HR by David Ortiz. Big Papi also drove in the go ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 7th while A.J. Pierzynski added some insurance with a single.