Saturday, August 31, 2019

Mookie GWHR Caps Marathon Red Sox Win In 15 Innings Over Halos, 7-6

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Last night/early morning Mookie Betts became the first player in MLB history to hit both a lead-off home run in the first inning and a game-winning home run in the 15th inning of the same game. That feat was a fitting capstone to a crazy, 7-6 win for Boston—that kept them 5.5 games out of the second AL Wild Card spot. J.D. Martinez stayed hot by driving in three runs—two on his team-leading 33rd home run of 2019. Nathan Eovaldi started the game and went four decent innings—giving up just one earned run on three hits while striking out eight Angels. While the bullpen was, overall, uneven (5 earned runs), Andrew Cashner pitched four spectacular innings of relief for the win. Darwinzon Hernandez also pitched two scoreless frames for The Carmine Hose.