Saturday, July 8, 2017

Red Sox Swat Three HRs In 8-3 Triumph Over Tampa

(AP Photo)
The Red Sox flipped the "offense" switch again last night—clouting three HRs—on the way to an 8-3 win over the Rays. Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Hanley Ramirez all went "bridge"—account for half the Boston runs. Ramirez went 3-4—continuing his recent hot streak and raising his average to .260. Drew Pomeranz—while exasperated by the home plate umpire's inconsistency—delivered another quality start. The lefty went six solid innings, giving up just two earned runs—while striking out six. Pomeranz is now 9-4 with a 3.60 ERA. The win pushed Boston's AL East lead to 4.5 games over the losing Bronx Embalmers.