Monday, June 19, 2017

Bogey Blasts Two HRs, Red Sox Sail Into First, 6-5

(AP Photo)
Xander Bogaerts doubled his season home run total by smacking two, while Andrew Benintendi and Christina Vazquez gunned down key runners in Boston's 6-5 win over the 'oh-so-mighty' Astros. The win moved the Red Sox into a virtual first-place tie with The Bronx Embalmers—who lost their sixth straight. David Price was just barely good enough to win—going five innings and giving up three earned runs (and two HRs on 107 pitches). Five bullpen members went four innings—giving up two earned runs. Craig Kimbrel closed it out in the ninth for his 20th save. On to Kansas City.