Monday, June 18, 2018

Red Sox Go "Yard" Three Times In Seattle, Beat Up Mariners, 9-3 For Split

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After being shutout on Saturday night, the Red Sox put their hitting shoes back on Sunday—pummelling three home runs in a 9-3 pounding of Seattle. The win gave The Carmine Hose a split of the four-game set and a 5-2 record so far on this long road trip. Rafael Devers (3-run shot), Jackie Bradley, Jr. (solo) and Xander Bogaerts (2-run HR) all went "yard" as Boston moved back in to a virtual tie atop the AL East with the losing Bronx Embalmers. Another solid offensive contributor was Andrew Benintendi—whose 3-4 day raised his batting average to .299. Mitch Moreland also had a key bases-loaded hit to drive in the first two Boston runs. All in all, Boston cranked out 13 hits on the day. Eduardo Rodriguez captured his ninth win of the year—going six innings and allowing only two earned runs. The lefty also struck out nine Mariners—but did run his pitch count up way too high again. But, Boston is now 13-1 in games started by E-Rod. The Red Sox are off today, and start a three-game series with the Twinkies on Tuesday.