Aaron Cook let up just one run on six hits through seven innings, leading the Boston Red Sox to coast past the Texas Rangers 9-2 Monday night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox offense got to Texas starter Yu Darvish early, who allowed 11 hits and six runs before being pulled in the bottom of the seventh. Jacoby Ellsbury, Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia contributed three hits apiece for Boston.
The victory put the Red Sox back at .500, a mark they have hovered around for much of the regular season. If anything this proved to be more of a statement win with Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine in the hot seat for the team’s recent struggles.
“Our job is to go out and play. “He (Valentine) hasn’t swung the bat all year. He hasn’t pitched,” said Gonzalez. “It’s us that are playing out there so the .500 record we’re at right now, it’s on us. It’s not on Bobby. Everybody wants to make a big deal out of that, but it’s never been on Bobby. It’s always been on us.” Find the best available Boston Red Sox tickets here at Ace!