Monday, June 18, 2012

Morales Steps In And Shines In 7-4 Red Sox Win

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Franklin Morales hadn't started a game since 2009. On Sunday, filling in for the DL'd Josh Beckett, he hurled five solid innings, striking out nine batters and giving up just two runs (one on an embarrassingly stupid scorer's decision that should have been an error).

David Ortiz launched his 16th HR into Wrigley's left-center field stands off another lefty, and new call-up Ryan Kalish knocked in the tie-breaking run in the seventh. The 7-4 win evened the Red Sox record (yet again) at .500 (33-33).