Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BrockStar Helps Propel Red Sox Into First MLB Playoff Clinch, Beat Jays, 7-2

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The Red Sox had somehow fallen behind the hapless Blue Jays 2-1 last night—until Brock Holt came off the bench in the seventh inning and launched a three-run home run to give Boston a lead it would not relinquish. The eventual 7-2 win turned your 2018 Carmine Hose into the first MLB team to clinch a post-season berth. With their 99th win of the season, the Red Sox are guaranteed at least a Wild Card spot in October. Of course, they are setting their sights on something much bigger. The next goal is to nail down the division—and the Magic Number for that achievement is now just nine. Aside from BrockStar, the key offensive contributors were: Andrew Benintendi (1-4, R, RBI); Steve Pearce (1-2, RBI) and Ian Kinsler (1-4, RBI). Chris Sale went just one inning in his "opener" start, then completed his tosses in the bullpen. Other than lack of command, everything looked good with the lanky lefty—and he will likely make another start on Sunday against The Metropolitans.