Friday, June 14, 2019

Red Sox Homer Five Times, Bogey Blast Puts Boston Up To Stay, Win, 7-6

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After falling behind 4-0 and 6-1, the Red Sox stormed back with five home runs to defeat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Thursday. Xander Bogaerts clouted a solo blast (his team-leading 14th HR) in the seventh inning to put Boston up for good—with the Red Sox bullpen coming to the rescue of a lousy David Price start. Also homering for the Red Sox were: J.D. Martinez (#13); Jackie Bradley, Jr. (#6); Michael Chavis (#11) and Rafael Devers (#10). The bullpen delivered 7.2 innings of scoreless relief—after Price could not finish the second inning. Seven relievers gave up just four hits over that span—with Mike Shawaryn getting the most work (2.1 innings). Josh Smith recorded his first career save. The win pulled Boston to within 6.5 games of The Evil Ones and just one game out of a second AL Wild Card spot. Boston now moves on to play the hapless Orioles in Camden Yards.