Friday, May 10, 2019

Red Sox Move Over .500 For The First Time In 2019, Smoke Seattle, 14-1

(FenwayNation Photo)
It was a classic 'rocking chair' win at Fenway Park tonight—but it was an extremely important win. The victory marks the first time in 2019 that the Red Sox are over the .500 mark (20-19). They have won 14 out of their last 20 games and seem to finally be resembling the team that won the 2018 World Series Championship. Eduardo Rodriguez was stellar on the hill once again—going seven shutout innings form his fourth win of the year in the eventual 14-1 victory. The offense was powered by three homeruns from left-handed batters—most notably a three-run shot by Mitch Moreland that put Boston up early. Andrew Benintendi and Rafael Devers also went yard. Devers ended the night going 3-5 with 4 RBIs, and is now hitting .314. Benintendi also had three hits, while Xander Bogaerts went 2-5 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. This was a very satisfying blowout win—moving the Red Sox to within just four games of first place in the American League East.