Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nap And Wright Lead The Way In 8-3 Sox Win

(AP Photo)
Mike Napoli may be the guy that puts this under-achieving team on his back. The first-baseman clouted two homeruns and drove in three to pace the Red Sox to an 8-3 win over Napoli's first team, the Anaheim Angels. Steven 'World's Largest Seashell Collection' Wright hurled six impressive innings, after coughing up two in the first frame. He "knuckled-down" and retired 18 of 19 batters at one point. Xander Bogaerts delivered a clutch two-out, two-run double to help the cause, and Mookie Betts (subbing for an injured Shane Victorino) also knocked in two runs. Blake Swihart executed a perfect hit-and-run play that scored Brock Holt from first base. A rare confluence of good pitching and timely hitting.