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Jim Monaghan
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So, Red Sox Nation...feel better after taking two of three from the Dodgers? Jake Peavy followed the script of John Lackey on Friday and Jon Lester on Saturday, firing a complete-game 3-hitter as the Red Sox beat the Dodgers 8-1 Sunday night at Dodger Stadium.

For Peavy it was his fourteenth win in twenty five career starts against the Dodgers who lost their first series since the middle of June.

Mike Napoli's RBI single in the top of the first inning gave the Red Sox a quick 1-0 lead; Dustin Pedroia doubled the lead with a sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning.

The lead increased to 3-0 in the top of the fourth inning on a double by Xander Bogaerts, his first major league run batted in.

Former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez got the Dodgers on the scoreboard with his seventeenth home run of the year in the bottom of the fourth; it was the first hit allowed by Peavy.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (pictured) slammed a two-run, opposite field home run in the top of the sixth, Shane Victorino hit a solo shot in the seventh, and Mike Napoli completed Boston's scoring with a two-run blast in the top of the ninth.

The Boston offense piled up a dozen hits including multi-hit games for Pedroia (3), Victorino, Napoli and Bogaerts (2 each).

The win, combined with the Rays loss to the Yankees, moved the Red Sox back into first place in the American League East.

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Jim Monaghan 8/25/2013 11:30:00 PM Edit
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