Monday, July 27, 2015

Sox Finally Get Offensive, Beat Tigers, 11-1

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This is how Ben Cherington envisioned 2015—lots of offense, solid starting pitching, and an effective bullpen in an 11-1 win. Unfortunately, games like this have been as rare as hound's teeth (an odd phrase since there are plenty of hounds and they generally have a mouthful of teeth). David Ortiz went 4-5 with 7 RBIs (two three-run HRs and two singles). Xander Bogaerts also had four hits and scored two runs. Young lefty Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings—striking out six and allowing just one walk. All in all, a welcome win—the second in the last eleven games (both against the Tigers).