Saturday, April 20, 2019

Mookie And Mitch Homer Late, Red Sox Beat First-Place Rays, 6-4 In Tampa

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After blowing yet another lead, the Red Sox found themselves tied at four apiece in the top of the eight inning last night at the MostPulpDome in Tampa. Then, Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland went back-to-back yard—giving Boston the lead again in the eventual 6-4 win. Previously, red-hot Christian Vazquez launched a two-run home run—his fourth of the season. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched OK—going 5.1 innings and giving up four runs (three earned). Brandon Workman, Matt Barnes and Ryan Brasier (4th save) worked three scoreless innings in relief. This was an important win for the Red Sox, who—despite residing in the AL East cellar—are just two wins behind the second-place Evil Empire.