'Era Of Good Feeling' Continues, Sox Smite Empire, 9-5
The Bronx Embalmers are still not guaranteed a spot in the 2015 post-season. And we can all thank Mookie Betts and the Red Sox for that. Betts had another two-HR night (he now has 18 on the year) in Boston's 9-5 comeback, 11-inning win over The Evil Ones. Wade Miley was given a 3-0 lead in the first inning—thanks to a three-run HR by Travis Shaw—but could not make it hold up. In fact, The Pinstriped Posers went ahead 5-4 in the sixth on a solo shot by A-Fraud The Centaur. Then, the magic came back. In the seventh, the MookMeister hit a solo HR to tie the score. In the 11th, he launched a two-out, two-run blast to salt the game for good. Also contributing offensively were: Deven Marrero (11th inning tie-breaking RBI), David Ortiz (2-2, RBI), Dustin Pedroia (2-6, 1 R), and Blake Swihart (2-5). This is Boston's season-high sixth win in a row—and, even better, the Yankee loss again denied them their 10,000th franchise win.