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By David Keene
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Topic - John Lackey
Pitching, patience and the Atlanta Braves are bringing the Boston Red Sox back from their longest losing streak in 20 years.
A change of ballparks and Gavin Floyd's previous success against Boston still couldn't halt the Atlanta Braves' losing streak against the Red Sox.
Cole Figueroa's first big league RBI was a big one.
Detroit's Rick Porcello would rather forget the last time he pitched in Fenway Park. He's likely to remember his outing Saturday night.
John Lackey struggled at times to locate his fastball. The Detroit Tigers seemed able to find it at will.
Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey felt right at home, putting on his boots and a wide-brim cowboy hat after another solid outing.
Never one to take a lot of time between pitches, John Lackey had extra motivation to throw quickly and get out of the biting chill at Fenway Park.
The Boston Red Sox made sure the umpires noticed something on New York pitcher Michael Pineda this time.
Jonathan Schoop had recorded the first three-hit game of his young career by the seventh inning Friday night.
David Ross said a 5-year-old could have caught Jon Lester on Thursday night. That big hit in the ninth? Well, that was a nice swing by the veteran catcher.
With every pitch John Lackey threw, that short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium seemed to move closer and closer.
Brian McCann was far from panic mode. He was hitting the ball well, and figured positive results would follow.
Veteran right-hander John Lackey and rookie outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. teamed up to give the Red Sox their first win at home.
Prince Fielder's visit to Fenway Park wasn't much better than the last one with his previous team.
Even though the Boston Red Sox insist that they've turned the page from last year, their first win of the season was eerily reminiscent of 2013.
"He's probably right," he said. "That's what makes it more frustrating."
"I definitely want to pound the strike zone," Lackey said. "I want people to know I'm going to throw strikes. If you're going to get me you better get me quick because I'm coming after you."