Thursday, June 13, 2019

Porcello And Walk-Off Walk In Ninth Give Sox Needed Win Over Rangers, 4-3

(Getty Images)
This one was really needed. On a gorgeous late afternoon at Fenway (a 4:05 PM start to accommodate Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final a few miles away at 8PM), Boston topped the Rangers 4-3 on a bases-loaded walk by Mookie Betts in the bottom of the ninth. The hitting star of the day was Andrew Benintendi—who went 3-4, with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Rafael Devers knocked in the other run—going 2-4 on the day. But the really encouraging sign was the stellar outing by starter Rick Porcello. The former Cy Young-winner went 6.2 solid innings—giving up just two earned runs (in the first inning) on five hits. The righty walked none and struck out six. The win moved The Carmine Hose to 7.5 back of The Evil Ones. They are now two games back for the second Wild Card spot in the American League (hey, let's be realistic out there!).