Saturday, August 4, 2018

Eovaldi Hurls Eight Shutout Innings, Sox Power-Up To Beat Empire Again, 4-1

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So far, Nathan Eovaldi's Red Sox career consists of 15 shutout innings. On Saturday, the fire-balling righty delivered eight of those scoreless frames in the eventual 4-1 defeat of The Bronx Embalmers. Boston's offense came mostly from the long-ball again—with both Mitch Moreland (2-run blast) and J.D. Martinez (solo shot, MLB-leading 33rd) delivering the first three runs. Sandy Leon knocked in the final run on a disputed RBI double. Eovaldi yielded just three hits, while striking out four and walking just one Pinstriped Poser. The Red Sox mustered only six hits themselves—as Moreland had the only one multiple-hit game. Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth, and after fanning the first two Evil Ones, struggled to end the game after giving up one run. The victory upped Boston's lead in the American League East to 8.5 games—the biggest margin of the year. The 78th win by The Carmine Hose puts them on-pace to end up with 113 victories.