It has been awhile since the
But Friday brought the
It turned out in the opener there were few punches thrown by either team, but ultimately the Red Sox did not fare any better than other recent Dodgers opponents, falling 2-0 before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 50,240.
Nolasco (10-9) had to be on his game, because former Angels player John Lackey (8-11) equaled him in all but one inning. Lackey went eight strong innings himself, holding the Dodgers to three hits, not walking a batter and striking out six.
Most nights, that beats a team. The Dodgers just haven't been most teams for two months.
The only offense on the warm night came in the fourth, when former Red Sox
It was almost the only time the Dodgers threatened all night.
The Red Sox put two on in the fifth on a hit batter and a
The victory was the Dodgers' fourth straight and left them 29-5 since the All-Star break and 46-10 in their last 56.