Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sale And Devers Combine To Humiliate Bronx Embalmers, Sox Cruise, 11-0

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Chris Sale went seven brilliant innings on Saturday night—allowing just one hit and striking out eleven in Boston's total humiliation of The Bronx Embalmers, 11-0. One the offensive side, 21-year-old Rafael Devers went 5-5—including a grand slam—to become the youngest ever to clout a salami in a Boston-New York game. Those were the main highlights of a game full of them as the Red Sox moved back into sole possession of first place. Mostly, however, it was Sale—who conjured up memories of Pedro Martinez's domination of The Evil Ones 18 years ago. At one point, the lanky lefty retired 16 straight Yankees. The Carmine Hose pounded out 17 hits—compared to two weak singles by The Pinstriped Posers (one in the first inning and one in the ninth). In addition to Devers, multiple-hit games were turned in by: Mookie Betts (2-4); J.D. Martinez (3-4, 3 RBIs); Xander Bogaerts (2-5); and Sandy Leon (2-5, HR). Martinez now leads the world with 67 RBIs. This was a sweet one—now David Price needs to put the frosting on the cake Sunday night.