Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ace Anaheim (Ventura 93 Mi. Away) Handcuffs Halos, 6-2

(AP Photo)
He is now the undisputed "ace" of the 2016 Red Sox. Rick Porcello tossed a complete game five-hitter to gain his 14th win and end a 4-game Boston losing streak. "Pretty Ricky" was masterful, winning his sixth straight start and dotting the strike zone with killer precision. He struck out three and walked none in the 6-2 Red Sox win. Porcello is only the fourth MLB pitcher to reach the 14-win plateau—along with Chris Tillman, Chris Sale, and Stephen Strasburg. On the offensive side, both Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley, Jr. went yard—Bogie knocking in three runs. Dustin Pedroia also had two hits. The win moves Boston to within 1.5 games of losing Baltimore.