Saturday, September 22, 2018

'The Kids Are Alright': Red Sox Match Win Record With Second-Stringers, 7-5

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Your 2018 Boston Red Sox have equaled the all-time franchise record for wins in a season with their 105th last night—a 7-5 victory over Tito's Tribe. The milestone gives The Carmine Hose a good opportunity to break that 1912 mark—with eight games left in the season. Last night, two Sox players got their first career MLB home runs—Sam Travis and Tzu-Wei Lin. The line-up—outside of J.D. Martinez—was filled with back-benchers. Yet, despite falling behind, this resilient squad clawed their way back to a tie and then a lead with four runs in the seventh inning. It was Travis and Lin in the middle of that rally as well—in addition to Rafael Devers (who went 2-5 with 2 RBIs and a run scored). Chris Sale went 3.2 innings, giving up two earned runs—but most importantly felt fine afterward. A total of nine pitchers toiled for Boston—with Matt Barnes picking up the win and Craig Kimbrel notching his 42nd save.