Monday, May 1, 2017

E-Rod And Marco Deliver 6-2 Sox Victory And Series Win

(AP Photo)
Eduardo Rodriguez hurled six solid innings (striking out nine)—allowing just one run on five hits in Boston's series-winning 6-2 victory over the Cubbies. On the offensive side, another mammoth blast by Hanley Ramirez and aggressive hustle by Marco Hernandez delivered the runs needed to put away the 2016 World Series Champs. With the game tied at 2-2 in the eighth, old buddy Koji Uehara loaded the bases full of Carmine Hosers with none out. Hernandez—after beating out an infield hit to the start the frame—scooted home with the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. Another three runs scored in the inning, giving Craig Kimbrel an easy 9th inning of work. Andrew Benintendi had two more hits, upping his average to .333.