Blake-In-Nator Drives In Five, Sox Roll Over Empire, 10-4
Blake Swihart was always thought of as the offensive catching prospect, while Christian Vazquez (out for the year with an injury) was tabbed as the defensive whiz behind the plate. Last night, The Blake-In-Nator lived up to the hype—homering twice and knocking in five runs in Boston's 10-4 win over The Evil Ones. The victory again prevented The Pinstriped Posers from clinching a post-season berth—which could slip away from them completely. Rick Porcelloalmost frittered away a 6-0 first inning advantage (giving up four runs of his own in the initial frame), but settled down to go a solid eight innings—while striking out eight and walking just one. Mookie Betts went 2-4—including his 16th HR, while Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Dustin Pedroia also collected two hits each. Boston is now firmly ensconced in third place in the AL East—and is now on pace to win 79 games.