Sunday, May 6, 2018

Red Sox Will 'Sale' Into New York Still In First Place, Beat Rangers, 6-1 Sunday

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Chris Sale won't be pitching any of the upcoming games at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street, but he did his job today. The lanky lefty struck out 12 Rangers and gave up just four hits in Boston's 6-1 win over Texas (taking three out of four in Arlington). On the offensive side, the Red Sox got HRs from Sandy Leon (3-run shot) and J.D. Martinez (solo shot) in a 10-hit attack. Mitch Moreland stayed hot—going 2-4 with an RBI (now hitting .347). Matt Barnes and Carson Smith mopped up for Sale—who got his third win. The big downside was an injury to Mookie Betts (bruised right shoulder) after being plunked in the back by a thrown ball on an errant infield play. Boston's lead stayed at just one game—thanks to The Sons Of Tito blowing a late 4-0 lead in the Bronx.