Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Mookie And J.D. Go "Yard", Sale Dominates, Red Sox Sweep Away O's, 5-1

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The Red Sox combined power hitting and pitching on Wednesday afternoon to beat Baltimore, 5-1—sweeping the three-game set at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. Chris Sale ended his personal three-game losing streak by going six strong innings and giving up one run on just two hits and striking out nine. The lanky lefty picked up his sixth win of the year, but was ejected by the home plate umpire in the seventh inning after being lifted by manager Alex Cora. Mookie Betts hit his first home run since returning from his 14-game absence—his 18th round-tripper on the season. J.D. Martinez hit one of his patented opposite-field home runs—his 22nd on the year. Eduardo Nunez, Brock Holt (playing first-base for the first time this year) and Andrew Benintendi all had multiple hit games. Boston's win temporarily lifted them one-half game over The Evil Ones for first place in the AL East. The Pinstriped Posers will tonight host the Washington Nationals.