Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chris Sale Sues For Non-Support, Sox Win Anyway, 4-1

(AP Photo)
Someday, the Boston Red Sox will score runs for Chris Sale. That day has not yet arrived. The Boston lefty twirled eight shutout innings today—striking out thirteen Jays—and came away with a no decision. He was in line for the "W", as Xander Bogaerts delivered a clutch, two-out RBI single in the top of the ninth, putting Boston up, 1-0. Then, on his second pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning, "closer" Craig Kimbrel coughed up a game-tying HR. In the 10th, the heroics fell to Mookie Betts—who had previously struck out twice in the game. Betts ripped a two-out double down the left-field line that scored three runs. Kimbrel came back out in the 10th to nail down the win, 4-1.