Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Red Sox Take 2016 Season Opener Over The Tribe, 6-2

(AP Photo)
The Red Sox put together a solid team win—combining timely hitting, solid starting pitching and effective bullpen work —to beat the Indians 6-2 in the 2016 Season Opener. Mookie Betts (2-5, 2 RBIs) led off the scoring with a 2-run home run and David Price upheld that lead until the 5th inning. Brock Holt (2-5, 2 RBIs) put The Carmine Hose ahead to stay with an RBI in the 6th. David Ortiz (2-4, 2 RBIs) capped the scoring with a 2-run HR (his 504th career round-tripper) in the 9th. Price was terrific in his first Red Sox win—going six innings, striking out ten, giving up two runs on five hits and walking just two. Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara and Craig Kimbrel worked the last three innings to finish off the victory. All in all, just the kind of all-around win they needed to start the season.