Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chris Sale Nabs Tenth Win, Red Sox Top Twinkies, 4-1

(AP Photo)
Chris Sale was—once again—the guy they traded for. The lanky lefty went 6.1 innings, striking out nine and giving up one earned run. His teammates scored enough to provide victory—with Mitch Moreland swatting his third straight first-at-bat home run in the 4-1 win. Dustin Pedroia had two hits and drove in a key insurance run late, while Mookie Betts was 2-4 and scored two. The over-worked bullpen was solid again, going 2.2 innings and blanking the Twins without giving up a single hit. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 21st save—lowering his ERA to 1.07. Also, rookie 3B Tzu-Wei Lin nailed his first MLB hit in the game.