Red Sox Barely Eek Out 8-7 Win In The Great White North
It was a laugher until it was a squeaker. With an 8-4 lead and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, this looked like a nice easy win for The Carmine Hose. Then Matt Barnes—who has been great lately—imploded. Walk, defensive indifference (or at least willful ignorance), single, HR—one-run game. Barnes did get the final out and Brian Johnson got his first MLB victory in the 8-7 win. The Red Sox smacked out 15 hits—including the first home run of the year for Mookie Betts. In addition to Mookie's three hits, multiple-hit games came from: Xander Bogaerts (2), Andrew Benintendi (2), Mitch Moreland (3), and Pablo Sandoval (3). This win was all the sweeter considering they beat the Jays' 'stud'—Marcus Stroman. At 9-5, Boston is in a virtual three-way tie at the top of the division.