Saturday, July 16, 2016

Leon And E-Rod Power Red Sox Past Evil Empire, 5-2

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Cut it out, Sandy! Red Sox back-up catcher Sandy Leon continued his Ted Williams-like onslaught—knocking in four of Boston's five runs in a 5-2 win over The Bronx Embalmers. Leon's three-run HR broke open a close 2-1 game and sent the Red Sox to their sixth straight win. And, just as importantly, Eduardo Rodriguez hurled a seven-inning gem—allowing just four hits and an earned run. In addition to Leon, both Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley, Jr. had multiple hit games. Once again, the Boston bullpen was solid—with Koji Uehara getting a second save in two days. The Carmine Hose go for the sweep of The Pinstriped Posers on national television Sunday night.