Friday, July 19, 2019

Sale Is Finally Sale, 'Carita' Delivers Again, Sox Take Series From Jays, 5-0

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Chris Sale won at Fenway Park for the first time since July 11, 2018. That astounding statement was indicative of the kind of year the lefty ace has been having in 2019. On Thursday, Sale went six dominant innings—striking out 12 Blue Jays and allowing no runs on just two hits. The Boston bullpen shut down Toronto on no hits for the final three frames in the eventual 5-0 shutout win. The offense was keyed—once again—by Rafael "Don't Call Me Toro" Devers. The 22-year-old Boston third-baseman clouted a three-run home run to pad the Red Sox lead. Mookie Betts and Sandy Leon had the other RBIs. Also, a four-run rally was ignited by a Sam Travis double. The win kept Boston 10 games behind The Evil Ones—but now just two games back of the second-place Rays (who lost a double-header to The Bronx Embalmers). Boston is two out of the second AL Wild Card spot.