Friday, April 13, 2018

Porcello Delivers Rain-Soaked Gem, Sox Win First Series With Evil Ones, 6-3

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The Red Sox scored early and often on a rain-soaked evening at Fenway Park to beat The Evil Ones 6-3, and capture the three-game series (two games to one). Until a nearly one hour rain delay, Rick Porcello was working on a no-hitter—which he took through the sixth inning. He lost that bid in the seventh, but persevered to go seven full and give up no earned runs in the eventual 6-3 win. The 2016 Cy Young award-winner ended up giving up just two hits, walking none and striking out six. It was one of the best starting pitching performances of the year for Boston—which is saying a lot this year. The early run support was paced by Sandy Leon (1-4, RBI), Mitch Moreland (in for the injured Hanley Ramirez, 2-3, RBI) and Mookie Betts (2 RBI). Ramirez was struck on the right wrist, suffering a contusion. He will be further tested on Friday. All in all, a satisfying win that pushed The Bronx Embalmers back under .500 for the year.