Wright’s Knuckler Baffles Dodgers Sox Win 9-0 [VIDEO]
Knuckleballer Steven Wright baffled the Los Angeles Dodger's hitters, pitching his first complete game shutout of his career and the Boston Red Sox's bats came alive.. The combination led to a 9-0 victory for the Red Sox.
Wright allowed only 3 hits on the night, and entering the 8th inning he had only given up 1 hit. At one point he had retired 15 Dodgers in a row. He ended up striking out 9 and walking only 1, and gave the bullpen a much needed night off. Wright is now 13-5 on the season. It was Wright's 4th complete game of the season, he is tied with Chris Sale and Johnny Cueto for the most in the major league.
Offensively, the Red Sox received home runs from Mookie Betts, his 23rd of the season, Sandy Leon his 4th and Travis Shaw his 14th. Betts ended up the night 3-5 with 2 RBI's while Leon drove in 4 runs, going 2-3.
The only bad thing for the Red Sox was that Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off of his shin and had to come out of the game in the 3rd inning and left the game in the 4th. Initial x-rays were negative but reports are he suffered a "severe" bruise and is considered day-to-day.
The Red Sox take on the Dodgers Saturday afternoon with the pregame starting at 3:20 and 1st pitch at 4:05 on AM 1370 WDEA. Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox. The two teams will play Sunday night, 1st pitch at 7:10 before the Red Sox are finally off on Monday, when they return to Fenway Park on Tuesday to play the New York Yankees.
Manager John Farrell on the win