Sunday, September 24, 2017

Mookie The Magnificient Rallys Red Sox To 5-4 Win

Down 4-1 in the eighth-inning, the Red Sox made another patented comeback—scoring four runs on the bat and guile of Mookie Betts. The Boston right-fielder laced a gap double that cleared the bases to tie the contest at 4-4. Then, on an infield bleeder to third, he raced around to score the lead run in the eventual 5-4 win. Boston now has 20 wins when trailing after five innings—leading MLB. The Carmine Hose plated the five runs on only five hits—with Rafael Devers homering and knocking in the other two runs. Doug Fister went just 5.1 innings giving up three earned runs. But, again, the Boston bullpen went 3.2 innings giving up no earned runs. Craig Kimbrel got his 35th save. The win—coupled with an Empire loss—pushed the Red Sox division lead to five full games with seven to play. The Magic Number is down to three. (Getty Images)