Red Sox 1, Padres 0
-- Pedro Martinez and David Wells both returned to their old forms, but the Red Sox ace outpitched and outlasted the boisterous Padres left-hander with eight innings of two-hit ball to help Boston beat San Diego 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Martinez (6-3) rebounded from an 11-hit, seven-run outing in his last game with his best outing of the year, putting up a season-high in innings and a season-low in hits allowed. He struck out eight, walked one and hit a batter; only one Padre reached third base against him -- Terrence Long after his fifth-inning double.
Wells was almost as good. Returning from a freak household accident that put him on the disabled list May 18, he pitched 52/3 shutout innings, allowing six hits and striking out two before he was lifted after 81 pitches.
Wells missed three weeks after tripping over a barstool in his kitchen and landing on a wine glass he was holding. He severed a tendon in his right wrist, requiring surgery, and cut his left palm.
Keith Foulke pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances.
David Ortiz and Jason Varitek singled off Wells in the sixth, but Antonio Osuna (1-1) got Kevin Millar on a flyout to right to end the inning.
In the seventh, Gabe Kapler hit a one-out double, then moved to third on Brian Daubach's fly ball. Akinori Otsuka gave up a double down the right-field line to Johnny Damon for the only run.