Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Red Sox Put Up 10-Spot Without A HR, Beat Cards, 10-4

(AP Photo)
Continuing the team theme of "Eight Is Enough", the Red Sox tallied eight runs in the fifth-inning last night to separate from the Cardinals in a 10-4 win—all done without a single home run. Boston now has 21 wins on the year in which they have not homered—leading all of major league baseball. Of course, there had to be something else wacky in the victory, and—sure enough—Rafael Devers started a 5-4-3 triple play to get un-even starter Rick Porcello out of a huge jam. Speaking of Devers, he got two more hits—one a slick opposite-field single that opened the scoring for Boston. The 20-year old is now hitting .348 and has knocked in 13 runs during his brief stay in the bigs. Also with multiple-hit games were: Eduardo Núñez (2-5, RBI, R), Hanley Ramirez (2-4, 2 RBIs, R), Xander Bogaerts (3-5, RBI, R) and Mitch Moreland (2-4, RBI, R). The win kept The Carmine Hose 4.5 games ahead of The Bronx Embalmers.