Sunday, April 8, 2018

Crazy Eights: Sox Tally Six In 8th, Rally Past Rays, 8-7 For 8th Straight Win

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It looked dismal for the Red Sox on Sunday—as they entered the bottom of the eighth inning down 7-2 to the lowly Devil Dogs. Moreover, The Bronx Embalmers—coming to town on Tuesday—were up 5-0 on the Birds of Baltimore. As it turned out, both Boston and Baltimore staged rallies to win—sinking the 5-5 Evil Ones 3.5 games behind the Red Sox for their upcoming three-game set. Today's 8-7 win by Boston was weird to the max. Hanley Ramirez started off the inning with a single—then Boston scored all six runs in their winning rally with two outs. Hits by Mitch Moreland (double), Eduardo Nunez (single), Rafael Devers (double), Christian Vazquez (single), Mookie Betts (single) and Andrew Benintendi (double) put Boston ahead to stay. Much earlier, first-time starter Eduardo Rodriguez could only go 3.2 innings—giving up three earned runs. This win was truly insptiational—with the only downside being the ankle injury (still being evaluated) to Xander Bogaerts. Bring on The Empire!