Friday, June 29, 2018

Red Sox Sweep Away Halos, 4-2, Head To Bronx Full Game Up On Evil Ones

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For the first time ever, the Red Sox swept a season series from the Angels—capping things off with a 4-2 win last night at Fenway Park. This was a solid, all-around team effort—with great defensive plays (spectacular catches by both Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley, Jr.), solid pitching (by emergency starter Brian Johnson and winning pitcher Hector Velazquez) and timely hitting (clutch HRs by Rafael Devers and JBJ). Velazquez garnered his sixth win of the year (against no defeats) and lowered his ERA to a stellar 2.38 thanks to his two innings of scoreless work. Christian Vazquez also continued hitting the ball well—going 2-3 and raising his average to .234. The win boosted Boston's lead in the American League East to a full game over The Bronx Embalmers—the opponents for the next three games in Baghdad-By-The-Hudson.