Sunday, July 31, 2016

Muddy Chicken Goes Yard In 9th, Red Sox Win, 5-3

(AP Photo)
They were down to their last out in what appeared to be another nightmare game in SoCal. Then, trailing 3-1, with two men on, Dustin Pedroia launched a three-run HR putting The Carmine Hose ahead 4-3. Then, Xander Bogaerts also went yard, extending the lead to 5-3—the eventual final score. Mookie Betts had singled in the first Boston run earlier in the 9th. Brad Ziegler came on in the bottom of the frame—inducing one of his signature double-plays to seal the victory. To make this game all the more bizarre—Clay Buchholz got the win. So, Boston winds up splitting the four-game set and has seven games left on this crazy Left Coast sojourn.