Kevin Youkilis has driven in four runs today, tying his career high, which he’s done three other times. The last one was Aug. 8, 2004 in Detroit.
Youkilis knocked in two runs in the bottom of the eighth to give Jonathan Papelbon a little breathing room – a 7-3 lead. Papelbon got the final out of the eighth and is now making his fourth appearance of 1 1/3 innings, as many as he had all of last season in 59 appearances.
The Sox have also stolen five bases today. Ever thought you’d hear that?