Friday, April 20, 2018

Anaheim Annihilation: Mookie & Bennie Lead Boston's Sweep On Left Coast

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Well, that debate about who is the best team in the American League has been narrowed from three to two—with the Red Sox clearly on top and the Astros looking up at them. After last night's third straight wipeout of the Angels (8-2), Boston temporarily put to rest Anaheim's claims of parity. Mookie Betts again set the tone with a lead-off HR, and Andrew Benintendi went 2-5 with 3 RBIs and his first HR of 2018. J.D. Martinez (now batting .338) continued his torrid hitting, going 3-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. And, 21-year-old Rafael Devers was 3-4 with 2 RBIs. Once again, Boston's starting pitching was superb. This time, Eduardo Rodriguez went six strong innings—yielding just two runs on only three hits, while striking out five. Now, The Carmine Hose move up the Left Coast to Oakland.