Monday, June 4, 2018

BrockStar Shines, Mitchy And Benny Go Yard, As Red Sox Pummel 'Stros, 9-3

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Taking two out of four games at the JuiceBox in Houston is more than acceptable—especially after losing the first two. The Red Sox proved that they can compete with the World Series Champs—even without Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia. Boston punished the 'Stros, 9-3 last night—homering twice and getting a solid outing by Rick Porcello. The former Cy Young-winner went 6.1 solid innings—giving up just two earned runs on five hits, while striking out five. Brock Holt went 2-4 with three RBIs—hammering his first triple of 2018. Mitch Moreland gave The Carmine Hose an early 2-0 lead on his 10th HR of the year in the first inning. Andrew Benintendi also went 'yard', clouting his 9th of the year in the fifth. Eduardo Nunez and Xander Bogaerts also had multiple-hit games in Boston's 15-hit attack. The Red Sox moved to a full game lead on The Evil Ones, who were rained out. They return to Fenway for a six-game homestand against the Tigers and White Sox.