Lackey dominant as Sox sweep Rockies

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

The renaissance of John Lackey continues. He held the Rockies to just two runs on eight hits with no walks over seven innings as the Red Sox beat Colorado 5-3 at Fenway Park. Lackey matched a career-high with twelve strikeouts and was coldly efficient, throwing first-pitch strikes to twenty two of the twenty nine hitters he faced.

With the win, Lackey (pictured) improved his record to 5-5 and his earned run average dropped to an impressive 2.99. He only went to a three-ball count on three hitters and is now 4-1 in his last eight starts.

Shane Victorino had three hits including his eighth double of the season to lead the Boston offense. Dustin Pedroia had a pair of hits in the victory.

Koji Uehara, making his first appearance in a game since being named closer by manager John Farrell put the Rockies away 1-2-3 in the ninth inning with two strikeouts for his second save of the season.

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