Hideo Nomo's ERA rose from 7.94 to 8.31. He allowed three runs,
four hits and four walks in three innings, giving up Ortiz's
two-run homer in the first. Ortiz also had an RBI single in the
two-run third for his sixth hit in 12 at-bats.
"It felt a little sloppy," said Foulke, who signed a four-year
contract that guarantees him $24 million. "You get three outs,
that's what you're out there for. But I want to be a lot sharper
Boston manager Terry Francona said Foulke, who threw 10 of 12
pitches for strikes, is a perfectionist.
"I don't think he expects to make a bad pitch. I was really
pleased with how he threw," Francona said.
He's also impressed with Ortiz, who was fifth in AL MVP voting
and third in the league in slugging percentage in his first year
"I didn't realize quite how strong he was, how much thunder's
in that bat," Francona said.
Boston starter Tim Wakefield got the victory with three shutout
innings. Los Angeles' only run came off Alan Embree in the fifth on
consecutive singles by Wilkin Ruan, Jose Hernandez and Cesar
Boston RHP Byung-Hyun Kim won't throw for at least a week
because of inflammation behind his right shoulder. He likely is the
team's fifth starter. ... The loss was the Dodgers' sixth in seven
games. ... Boston INF Cesar Crespo, a longshot to make the team, is
7-for-15 with six runs after going 2-for-2 with two runs Friday.
... Izturis went 3-for-3 after coming into the game at 3-for-14.