David Murphy and Nelson Cruz, who combined for three RBIs and four runs, celebrate the win. (AP)
By John Barone / MLB.com
Placed on waivers Wednesday, Vicente Padilla showed he belongs in the rotation, limiting Boston's potent lineup to three runs in seven innings. Nelson Cruz doubled, tripled and homered, Michael Young went deep and David Murphy drove in a pair.
BATTING 2B: Cruz, N (12, Matsuzaka), Murphy, Dv (6, Matsuzaka), Kinsler (13, Masterson). 3B:
Cruz, N (1, Matsuzaka). HR: Young, M (8, 1st inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (17, 7th
inning off Okajima, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Kinsler 2; Cruz, N 9; Young, M 5; Vizquel 2; Murphy, Dv 4; Byrd. RBI:
Young, M (22), Vizquel (7), Murphy, Dv 2 (12), Cruz, N (42). 2-out RBI: Vizquel; Cruz, N. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Davis, C. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB: 5.
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