Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Red Sox Reach 100 Wins For The First Time Since 1946, Beat Blue Jays, 1-0

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The last time the Red Sox collected 100 wins in a season (1946), their best player was named Ted Williams. Tonight, the 2018 version of The Carmine Hose hit the century mark with a tight, 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. David Price was once again brilliant—going seven dominant innings, giving up no runs on just three hits, while striking out seven and walking none. The lefty lowered his ERA to 3.42 while gaining his 15th win of the year. Steven Wright and Craig Kimbrel delivered two scoreless innings of relief—with the Boston closer getting his 39th save of 2018. There were only eight total hits between the two teams in this pitcher's duel—with the lone run scoring on a wild pitch by Aaron Sanchez (the hard luck loser who pitched almost as well as Price). The Red Sox win—coupled with a 3-1 loss by The Evil Ones—increases Boston's lead in the American League East to ten full games. Also, the Magic Number to clinch the division has dropped to seven.