Friday, April 26, 2019

Red Sox Become Really Offensive, Gain Split Of Series With Detroit, 7-3

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For the second straight night, the Red Sox offense pounded out 10 hits. That, and a reasonable starting pitching performance by Rick Porcello (6 IP, 3 ER) led to a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers and a split of the four-game set at Fenway Park. Michael Chavis launched his second career home run—while multiple-hit games were turned in by: Andrew Benintendi (2-3, RBI, R); Mookie Betts (2-4, RBI, R); and Rafael Devers (2-4, 2 RBIs). Heath Hembree, Colten Brewer and Ryan Brasier worked a scoreless three innings out of the bullpen. These last two games have started to resemble the kind of results we saw in the 2018 World Series Champions. They just need to sustain this mojo for the rest of the homestand. The win put Boston's record at 11-15—5.5 games behind division-leading Tampa.