Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Red Sox Set Franchise Record With 19th April Win, Beat Up On Royals, 10-6

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The chance of setting a new franchise record for wins in the month of April (19) was not looking good early on for the Red Sox. Down 3-0, Boston seem destined to lose a home game to the worst team in the American League. Then, the tide turned. Mitch "Mitchy-Four-Bags" Moreland went yard to cut the deficit to 3-1. Then, in the third-inning, Xander Bogaerts unloaded his second grand slam of 2018—propelling The Carmine Hose to a 6-3 lead in the eventual 10-6 victory. Eduardo Rodriguez had a shaky start to his night—coughing up three earned runs in the first inning. He settled down, however, lasting four innings and striking out six. Likely new fifth starter Hector Velazquez went two solid innings in relief—yielding just one hit and striking out three for his first win of the year. In addition to Moreland and Bogaerts, multiple hit games were turned in by Hanley Ramirez and J.D. Martinezboth now hitting over .330. The grand slam by the X-Man was the 6th of the year by Boston—tying the 1996 Montreal Expos for most salamis before May 1.