Saturday, June 10, 2017

Red Sox Explode On Tabby Bullpen, Top Detroit, 11-3

(AP Photo)
It was a 'standstill of aces' (3-3) in the seventh inning. Then, the Boston offense returned from wherever it had been hiding. The Red Sox unloaded eight runs on the Tiger bullpen (which has been lousy for a decade now)—creating an eventual 11-3 blowout win. Mitch Moreland clouted a two-run, tie-breaking double in the bottom of the seventh—which was followed up by another run in that frame and five more in the eighth. Last-minute choice at 3B Josh Rutledge made John Farrell look good—going 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs and three walks. Xander Bogaerts was 3 for 5 with an RBI and is now hitting .332. Chris Sale won his seventh straight start (eighth win overall)—going seven innings and giving up three earned runs. He struck out seven and walked none. The win kept Boston three games behind the victorious Evil Ones.