Jason Berken looked very good getting four straight outs in the first inning -- including Dustin Pedroia reaching first on a strikeout -- but four of the first five batters reached base for the Red Sox in the second. David Ortiz and Mike Lowell both double in the inning, which might have been worse of Cesar Izturis had not made a Gold Glove stab on a sharp one-hopper by Marco Scutaro and teamed up with Brian Roberts on a Web Gem double play.
Instant update: Berken got bounced around in the third ining, too, giving up three runs -- two of them on a home run by Victor Martinez. Berken lasted 2 1/3 innings and gave up five runs on seven hits. Reliever Jim Johnson is now in the game.