Red Sox Remain Scorching Hot at Frozen Fenway
The Boston Red Sox are off to their best start in franchise history, with a record of 13-2 after beating the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon, April 15th by a score of 3-1. The Red Sox are the 6th team in AL history to begin a season 13-2 or better. The last major league team to do so was the Atlanta Braves who did so in 2013, and the last AL team to do so was the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987 who were 14-1.
Temperature at game time was 34 degrees at Fenway, on Jackie Robinson Day. Chris Sale was stellar on the mound, throwing 93 pitches and getting the no decision after 5 innings. He allowed just 2 hits, 1 earned run, struck out 8 and walked 2.
Heath Hembree picked up the win throwing 2 innings, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 2. Matt Barnes pitched the 8th inning for a hold and Craig Kimbrel picked up his 5th save of the season striking out 2 in the 9th inning.
Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland were each 3-4. Benintendi had a single, double and triple as well as a stolen base, driving in 1 run. Moreland lived up to his nickname of "Two-bags" as he had 2 doubles.
Tzu-Wei Lin was 2-4 with a double driving in a run in the 6th inning.
The Boston Red Sox were supposed to play the Orioles on Monday in the annual Patriot's Day Game, but that game has been postponed. They will begin a 9 game road trip in California against the Angels on Tuesday, with the pregame starting at 9:20 and 1st pitch at 10:07 on AM 1370 WDEA.