* Daniel Bard got roughed up to the tune of seven runs on six hits in just 2.2 innings in relief.
* Alfredo Aceves looked good again with four innings of one run, three hit ball. He also struck out four Cardinals.
* Dustin Pedroia and Darnell McDonald both hit home runs in the 9-6 loss.
* Jacoby Ellsbury, Pedro Ciriaco and McDonald each banged out a pair of hits.
* Next up: Friday vs. Twins at 7:05pm with Jon Lester, Andrew Miller and Andrew Bailey scheduled to pitch.