Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ortiz And Mookie Go 'Yard' As Sox Smite Evil Ones, 4-3

(AP Photo)
Jean Machi has to be sent to his room without supper—and without any more opportunities to blow saves. He almost blew another one last night, but Boston hung on for a 4-3 win over The Bronx Embalmers. The Red Sox offense was defined by two home runs—a two-run blast by Mookie Betts (his 13th on the year) and the 495th career HR (a solo shot) by David Ortiz. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (now hitting .277) added three more hits—and threw out a runner at the plate. The Carmine Hose had a 4-2 cushion entering the ninth, but Machi did his best to hand The Evil Ones a win. Eduardo Roriguez pitched the first five innings for the win, giving up just one earned run and striking out four. All in all, a satisfying win—denying The Pinstriped Posers a chance to gain on the first-place Blue Jays.