Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cheaper By The Dozen: Red Sox Win 10-3, For Best Start In Franchise History

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Boston's American League franchise has been playing baseball for 118 years. From 1901 until today, they had never started a season better than their current record of 12-2. The Carmine Hose once again got solid starting pitching (Hector Velazquez), relentless offense (15 hits) and solid defense (no errors) to smite the lowly O's, 10-3. Velazquez went five solid innings, giving up just two earned runs, while striking out five. He is 2-0 with a 3.29 ERA—not bad for an emergency #5 starter. The offense was paced by: Hanley Ramirez (2-5, 3 RBIs, 3rd HR); Andrew Benintendi (2-5, 3 RBIs), J.D. Martinez (3-5, 2 RBIs, 3rd HR) and Blake Swihart (2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI). The win moves Boston five full games ahead of The Evil Ones, whose games was cancelled today in Detroit. Tomorrow's forecast: Chris Sale and snow.