Sunday, July 30, 2017

Red Sox Pull-Out See-Saw Battle In 10th, Win, 9-8

(AP Photo)
Last season, when he was hitting at an other-worldly level, we nick-named him Sandy "Babe" Leon. Now, after making a heads-up slide into home with the winning run, he's got to be Sandy "Ricky" Leon. The stocky back-stop ended last night's 9-8 victory when he scampered home on a ground-out—eluding the tag with an athletic slide. There are too many highlights to mention in the back-and-forth battle—but a few offensive stars did stand out: Eduardo Núñez (3-6, 2 HRs, 3RBIs), Christian Vazquez (3-4, 2 RBIs), Rafael Devers (2-5, 1 RBI). The win kept Boston a half-game back of The Evil Ones.