Thursday, June 6, 2019

Mookie Homers, Sox Pitchers Give Up 14 Hits, Boston Still Beats Royals, 7-5

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Seven Red Sox pitchers—including "opener" Ryan Weber—gave up 14 hits to the hapless Royals, but Boston still got a win this afternoon, 7-5. Mookie Betts clouted his 10th home run of the year to pace Boston's attack. The 2018 AL MVP now has five home runs in his last seven plate appearances against KC starter Danny Duffy. Three Red Sox hitters had two-RBI games—Betts, Rafael Devers and the red-hot Christian Vazquez (now hitting .289). Matt Barnes pitched a shaky ninth inning for his fourth save of 2019. The victory—Boston's fourth straight—puts the Carmine Hose temporarily just six games back of The Bronx Embalmers. With a 33-29 record, the Red Sox are now four games over .500, as they head back to Fenway Park for a big series against the Tampa Bay Rays.