Red Sox Walk Off With Win 4-3
The Boston Red Sox won their second consecutive extra inning game against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night, winning 4-3 in 12 innings.
Andrew Benintendi was the hero, going 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI's including his first career walkoff RBI. He now has 7 RBI's in his last 3 games. He also threw out a runner at the plate, his 2nd outfield assist in as many nights, and leads the Red Sox with 4 outfield assists this season.
David Price went 6.0 innings, allowing 4 hits, 3 earned runs while striking out 6 and walking 4.
The Red Sox relievers were stellar, as Robby Scott, Blaine Boyer, Craig Kimbrel, Heath Hembree and Fernando Abad pitched 6 scoreless innings. Abad picked up the win, pitching the final 2 innings and is now 2-0.
Mitch Moreland was 2-5 and hit his 9th home run of the season, a 449 foot solo homer in the 3rd inning. It was his 3rd homer in his last 7 games and Moreland now has a 8 game hitting streak.
Xander Bogaerts broke out of a mini slump, where he was 0-10, going 3-5 with 2 doubles and a walk.
With the New York Yankees losing on the West Coast, the Red Sox are now 3.0 games out of 1st place.
The Boston Red Sox now start a 8 game road trip. 2 games against Philadelphia, 3 games at Houston against the Astros, and 3 games against the Royals in Kansas City. Brian Johnson pitches for the Red Sox Wednesday night with the pregame starting at 6:20 PM and 1st pitch at 7:05 PM on AM 1370 WDEA.