Sox Sweep Into First Place With 8-7 Victory Over Empire
The Red Sox moved into sole possession of first place in the American League East with a thrilling, rain-soaked 8-7 win over The Bronx Embalmers. With the game tied at 6-6 (thanks to a 2-run HR by Travis Shaw), Christian Vazquez roped a first pitch, 2-run HR over the Monster Seats to give Boston what became an insurmountable 8-6 lead. David Price got his fourth win with a very shaky seven-inning performance (giving up six earned runs). Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts each had three hits in the win, as The Carmine Hose completed a three-game sweep of their "rivals". After an off day, the first-place Red Sox travel to Chicago to take on the Pale Hose.