Sox Hit 3 Homers Beat Mets 6-4 [VIDEO]
The last time the Boston Red Sox hit an inside the park home run it was done by Jacoby Ellsbury in 2011, but Blake Swihart, Boston's catcher did that in the 10th inning of Friday night's game against the New York Mets to propel the Red Sox to a 6-4 victory! It was the first inside the park homer by a Red Sox catcher since Hal Wagner’s in 1946.
The Red Sox banged out 3 homers, including Swihart's. "Big Papi" David Ortiz hit his 27th homer of the season, a solo shot, and 493rd of his career. That homer ties him with Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 29th on the all-time list. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his 6th of the season, a 2 run shot that went further than Ortiz's in the 7th inning.
Henry Owens the Red Sox starter went 5 innings allowing 2 runs, 1 of which was earned on 5 hits. He struck out 6 and walked 4. Junichi Tazawa was unable to close the game out in the 10th allowing 1 run, walking 4 while getting 2 outs. Craig Breslow had to come in and get the last out for the save.
The Red Sox will play the Mets Saturday afternoon, with Joe Kelly on the mound. The pregame begins at 3:25 with first pitch at 4:05 on AM 1370 WDEA