Sunday, August 20, 2017

Total Eclipse Of The 'Sonny' As Sox Top Evil Ones, 5-1

(AP Photo)
Around 1:30 PM tomorrow, there will be a partial eclipse of the sun in Boston. On Sunday, the Red Sox "eclipsed" the Yankees' biggest deadline acquisition by beating Sonny Gray 5-1 at Fenway. Rick Porcello earned his fourth straight win by going six solid innings and giving up just three hits—one of them a fluke Pesky Pole HR. The somewhat maligned (by us) bullpen contributed three stellar innings en route to the victory. The key offensive star was Jackie Bradley, Jr.—who knocked in three runs on a triple and a single. Adding some padding in the eighth, Sandy Leon (2-3) smacked a two-run double to give Boston a four-run advantage. Andrew Benintendi, Mitch Moreland and Brock Holt also had multiple-hit games for The Carmine Hose. The win boosts Boston's lead in the AL East to five full games over The Bronx Embalmers.