Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jackie Bradley Leads the Way, David Price Shines Again, Sox Rout Halos, 9-1

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Jackie Bradley, Jr. is on the threshold of passing the Mendoza Line. After back-to-back three-hit nights, JBJ's batting average is now sitting at .199—a huge achievement considering how mired he was in a major slump for most of this year. Last night, Bradley homered and drove in four of Boston's runs in a 9-1 drubbing of the Angels. Boston went "yard" four times—Bradley, J.D. Martinez (his MLB-leading 24th), Christian Vazquez and Mookie Betts (his 20th on the first pitch the Red Sox saw on the night). David Price collected his ninth win of the year—continuing his string of solid starts. The lefty went six innings—giving up just five hits and one earned run and striking out seven heavenly creatures. Unfortunately, The Evil Ones creamed Jake Arrieta and the Phillies, so the deficit remains one-half game in the Al East.