Sunday, May 5, 2019

Ricky And Bogie Lead The Way To Red Sox Series Win Over Pale Hose, 9-2

(Getty Images)
This was a close one as late as the eighth inning. Tied at two apiece, the newly invigorated Boston offense kicked in once again. Rafael Devers turned a sharp single into (effectively) a triple—thanks to two stupid White Sox errors. Mitch Moreland then put the Red Sox ahead for good (3-2) with a seeing-eye RBI single through the shift. But the topper was Xander Bogaerts clouting a pitch up around his shoulders out of "New Comiskey" for a grand slam—the fifth "salami" of his career—capping a seven-run eighth inning. Rick Porcello turned in another stellar outing—going six innings, giving up just two runs, striking out seven and walking none. Brandon Workman (who got the win), Marcus Walden and Colten Brewer delivered three scoreless innings out of the bullpen to seal the eventual 9-2 win. The victory places the Red Sox just one game under the .500 mark (17-18)—and they have three more road games against the utterly pathetic Orioles before retuning home to Fenway.