Friday, August 29, 2014

Mookie Slam Powers Red Sox Past Rays, 8-4

A Salami By Mookie
At 21, Mookie Betts is the youngest Red Sox player in 49 years to clout a grand slam. On August 24, 1965, 20-year old Tony Conigliaro also hit a grand slam. The second-inning clout by Betts was enough to power The Carmine Hose past the Rays, 8-4. Newly-recalled Anthony Ranaudo got the win—going six innings and giving up three earned runs. The rookie right-hander out of LSU is now 3-0. Daniel Nava continued his resurgence going 3-4 with an RBI. Yoenis Cespedes raised his average to .262—going 2-5 with two RBIs.