Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Red Sox Recall How To Hit; Thump Empire, 9-4

 (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Whoever said 'hitting is contagious' could use tonight's 9-4 Red Sox win as a case study. Xander Bogaerts became the first Boston rookie since Jim Rice in 1975 to collect four or more hits at Yankee Stadium (4-5, HR). Yoenis Cespedes (hitting .400 with runners in scoring position) got three more hits. Mookie Betts also had three hits (including a HR). Daniel Nava was 2-3—including a key three-run HR. Joe Kelly finally got a win—going 6.2 innings giving up just five hits and three earned runs. The Valentine Magic Number is now reduced to single digits (9).