It’s been 93 years since the Cubs played in Fenway Park. I bet they wish it was longer. 

On the first night of the week without rain, Boston poured it on the Cubs starter Doug Davis with eight hits and seven runs in 3.2 innings. The barrage continue with relief pitcher Scott Maine immediately giving up a two-run bomb to Kevin Youkilis. Maine lasted one-third of an inning while giving up two home runs, five hits and three runs, all earned.

Lefty reliever James Russel came on and put the fire out for three innings, allowing only two hits. If only he could have finished things up for the Cubs. Righty reliever Jeff Samardzija finished things off giving up five runs, three earned with two walks.

Boston starter John Lester scuffled some, allowing 12 hits and five runs, with two walks and five K’s. Scott Atchison pitched the three perfect innings with three K’s to close things out for the Sox. Save for Mike Cameron, all the Sox starters had at least one hit, with Adrian Gonzalez leading the way with four hits and four RBI. Kevin Youkilis (8) and Jarrod Saltalamacchia (2) homered for Boston.

Saturday will be a prime time affair with Alfredo Aceves (1-0, 2.60) making the start for Boston. He will be opposed by Cubs righty Carlos Zambrano (4-2, 4.89). Tonight’s game will  feature a stab at nostalgia with both teams wearing replica uniforms from the Cubs’ last visit to Fenway, the 1918 World Series.



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