Sunday, July 7, 2019

Benny And Mookie Pace Red Sox Offense, Boston Outlasts Tabbys, 10-6

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The Red Sox are once again the highest scoring team in the AL East (503 runs)—and, this season, they've needed all the offense they can get. Last night, they again could not safely secure a game in which they had a 7-0 lead—ultimately winning 10-6. Rick Porcello had a so-so outing against his old Motown mates—going just 5.2 innings, giving up nine hits and five earned runs. He's still sporting an ERA over five (5.33). The offense was keyed by Andrew Benintendi (4-6, RBI, R) and Mookie Betts (3-5, 2 R, 2 RBIs). Both finished a home run shy of the cycle. Marco Hernandez continued his hot hitting—going 3-5, with two runs scored. He's now hitting .348. Christian Vazquez also kept up his offensive surge—going 2-5 with 2 RBIs. Brock Holt also had two hits. Boston scored their ten runs with both J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts out of the lineup. The win allowed the Red Sox to creep to within 10 games of The Evil Ones. They remain two games back for the second AL Wild Card spot. One more game on Sunday before the All-Star Break.