Sunday, May 13, 2018

J.D. Martinez Homers And Knocks In Three In Boston's 5-3 Win Over Jays

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The Red Sox ended their long 10-game road trip with a 6-4 record—thanks to a difficult 5-3 win in SkyDome on Sunday. Overcoming another sub-par Drew Pomeranz start (4.0 innings, 3 ERs, 5 BBs), the Red Sox used timely hitting and several sparkling defensive plays to keep Toronto at bay. Even the troubled bullpen came through—delivering five scoreless innings. J.D. Martinez led the offense—clouting a two-run HR (his 10th) and knocking in three overall. Mookie Betts was on base three more times (2-4, BB) and scored another of his MLB-leading runs. Andrew Benintendi went 1-4 with a walk and scored two runs. Both Betts and Benintendi also turned in brilliant defensive plays that saved at least two runs. Boston returns home for a long home-stand—starting Monday night against the Oakland A's.