Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sox Make Another Patented Comeback, Top Rays, 7-5

(AP Photo)
This time, they fell behind 3-0 in the first inning—thanks to wildness by Drew Pomeranz. No matter. They stormed back to tie the game at 4-4, before falling behind again, 5-4, in the fifth. A big part of that first comeback was Pablo Sandoval's two-run HR (his third of the year, despite an awful batting average). Finally, in their now familiar comeback mode, Boston scored two times to grab a 6-5 lead in the seventh—on the way to capturing their seventh win of the young season, 7-5. A key two-run single by Mitch Moreland put The Carmine Hose ahead to stay—and Christian Vazquez added an insurance run in the eighth with his third hit of the day (he's now hitting only .667). Mookie Betts also had three hits in the 17-hit Boston attack. The bullpen shut the door from there—with Craig Kimbrel notching his second straight one-two-three save in the ninth. The Red Sox can win the series tomorrow by beating Tampa in the 11:05AM Patriots Day game.