Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rusney & Bogie Spark 7-Run 8th in 7-4 Sox Win

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They were down 4-0 at the start of the bottom of the eighth. Things looked dim. Clay Buchholz was mediocre, had no command and threw way too many pitches while giving up four runs. The offense was stagnant again—with the A's starter having retired 13 in a row. Then, Rusney Castillo (who should have been called out on strikes) launched a solo HR to cut the deficit to three. Then, a barrage of hits ensued—capped by a clutch wall-ball two-run double by Xander Bogearts that put the Sox ahead to stay. Castillo added an RBI double in the frame, and, just like that, Boston was poised for the 7-4 win and the first series sweep of 2015.