Saturday, May 26, 2018

Benny And Mitchy Team-Up To Move Sox 20 Over .500, Beat Braves, 8-6

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Your 2018 Carmine Hose are now 20 games over the .500 mark and own the best record in baseball at 36-16. Today, Andrew Benintendi (3-4, 3 RBIs, 2 Rs, homerun #6) and Mitch Moreland (2-5, 2 RBIs, 1 R) led the way in Boston's 8-6 victory over the former Boston Braves. The Red Sox overcame a 3-0 deficit—caused by the third straight horrendous performance by starter Drew Pomeranz. The lefty only managed to make it through 3.1 innings—giving up five earned runs. The Boston bullpen again shone (particularly should-be starter Steven Wright)—delivering 5.2 innings, while yielding just one earned run. Ironically, that run came as a HR off closer Craig Kimbrel—who notched his 16th save of 2018. The returning Dustin Pedroia went 0-4 with a walk, scoring a hustle run from second base.