Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Red Sox 'Walk On The Wild (Pitch) Side', Beat O's 1-0

Alert the media! Another extra-innings Red Sox win—their fifteenth of 2017. A true pitcher's duel dominated most of this quick contest—with Drew Pomeranz going 6.1 innings and giving up no eared runs on just five hits. Stellar defensive plays helped—Andrew Benintendi gunning down a runner at the plate and Jackie Bradley, Jr. literally stealing a solo HR from the Birds. There weren't many offensive fireworks to talk about in this one—with the winning run scoring on a wild pitch in the 11th inning for the 1-0 victory. The win guarantees that the Sox will maintain their 3-game lead on The Bronx Embalmers and they reduce their Magic Number to clinch the AL East to 9. (Getty Images)