Extra Bases

Sox expand lead; chase Lackey

The Sox expanded their lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, chasing Lackey from the game in the process.

Mirabelli, who hit a lead-off homer in the fifth, drove in J.D. Drew, who drew a lead-off walk, with a run-scoring single to center off Lackey.

Dustin Pedroia snapped an 0-for-14 skein at the plate with a single to left the prompted Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia to lift Lackey (5.2 innings, 9 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts 1 home run) for RHP Chris Bootcheck, who got Lugo to fly to right to end the inning.

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