Saturday, April 21, 2018

J.D.-Less Red Sox Go The Power Route, Win Eighth Straight, 7-3 Over A's

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They didn't have J.D. Martinez in the line-up and their starting pitcher was not sharp. That didn't stop the streaking Red Sox from winning their eighth straight and seventeenth of their last eighteen, 7-3 over Oakland. Fresh-off the DL Drew Pomeranz was not sharp—going just 3.2 innings and yielding three earned runs. But the Boston bullpen delivered 5.1 innings of shutout relief. The offense was paced by: Jackie Bradley, Jr. (3-run HR to tie the score at three) and Mitch Moreland (who clubbed the team's fifth grand slam of the year). Also chipping in were: Eduardo Nunez (three hits) and Hanley Ramirez (two hits). There is something very special going on with this edition of The Carmine Hose.