Lackey’s gem, Snyder’s clutch hit leads Red Sox past Padres

BOSTON — Even though this was only his third game as a member of the Red Sox, Brandon Snyder is certainly making his presence felt as his bases-clearing, three RBI double in the fourth inning broke a scoreless tie and propelled the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the Padres at Fenway Park Tuesday night. Snyder now has five RBIs in just three games with the team.

The other major story of the game was Red Sox starter John Lackey, who was once again very impressive. The right-hander went eight strong innings and allowed one run on six hits while striking out six and only walking one. The one blemish was a solo home run to Jesus Guzman to lead off the seventh inning. His command was spot on, throwing 103 pitches, 73 of which for strikes. Koji Uehara pitched the ninth to earn his fifth save of the season.

“He is on a great roll, I think this is four or five in a row where it’s been two runs or less, seven inning or more each time,” said manager John Farrell. “The last three outings it looks like his arm strength continues to build, and we’re seeing some velocity on the board that we haven’t seen in quite awhile. Once again very good command, a lot of strikes and an outstanding performance on his part.”

Aside from Snyder, Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Jonny Gomes and Jose Iglesias (RBI) paced the offense with two hits apiece in the win. For Ellsbury he extended his hitting streak to 12 games, which is his third double-digit hitting streak of the season. Although he did not record a hit, Dustin Pedroia walked three times.

The teams will continue their three-game set tomorrow night (7:10, NESN) where Jon Lester will get the call for the Sox and the Padres will counter with Edinson Volquez.

What they’ll be saying: The Red Sox continued their hot play of late, especially at home as they have the second-best record at home in the American League at 29-16. Tonight was the first game in July of the team and they entered the month tied for the second-most wins entering July (50) in team history … Lackey has amazed the baseball world since returning from Tommy John surgery and then his bicep injury in his first start of the year. He’s lowered his ERA to 2.81, which is now seventh in the AL among qualifiers. His command has improved over the course of the season as he walked just one batter and has only allowed four over his last six starts, spanning 40 2/3 innings. Lackey’s velocity was impressive as Farrell mentioned with his fastball averaging 94 MPH and maxing out at 96.


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