Saturday, April 13, 2019

JBJ Becomes SpiderMan, Red Sox Win Second Straight, Beat Orioles, 6-4

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Jackie Bradley, Jr. made two spectacular defensive pays in center field (one climbing the wall like SpiderMan) and the Red Sox won their second straight game on Friday at Fenway Park, 6-4. Finally combining a potent offense with solid starting pitching, the 2018 World Series champions are starting to replicate the kind of play that fans saw last season. Xander Bogaerts went 3-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Andrew Benintendi started the scoring with his first 2019 home run. Mitch Moreland and Eduardo Nunez also chipped in with two hits apiece. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 6.2 solid innings—tiring in the seventh and giving up two earned runs. The bullpen was again effective—aside from another bad outing by the benighted Tyler Thornburg. Boston is now just one-half game behind The Evil Ones in third place.