Thursday, July 9, 2015

Porcello Delivers As Red Sox Win 4th Straight

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Rick Porcello wasn't exactly Cy Young on the Fenway mound last night—but it was plenty good enough. The embattled $95 million man delivered six decent innings—giving up just two earned runs in Boston's 6-3 win over the Marlins. After losing seven straight decisions, this was the kind of performance that he needed to deliver. To his credit, he did. The Red Sox offense was keyed mostly off Miami miscues—but a David Ortiz two-run HR was the big blow that allowed for a temporary 4-0 margin. Brock Holt and Xander Bogaerts also had RBIs. This was the first time all season that The Carmine Hose have won four games in a row. They remain just five games behind The Evil Ones—who come to town next for a three-game set. By the All-Star Break, this division could be very interesting.