JBJ Saves the Game in 11th Red Sox Win in 12th 2-1 [VIDEO]
The Catch of Year occurred in Baltimore on Wednesday, May 8th as Jackie Bradley went waist high up over the wall to rob the Orioles and prevent a game winning home run in the bottom of the 11th inning. Andrew Benintendi hit a solo homer in the 12th and Heath Hembree struck out the side for his 1st career save as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 2-1 in extra innings
The Red Sox are now 19-19 and at .500 for the 1st time since the 2nd game of the season in March when they were 1-1. The Red Sox have won 13 of their last 19 games.
Benintendi's homer to right was his 1st homer to right since last August
Meanwhile Chris Sale was dominant on the mound. He struck out 14 including 3 in the 7th on 9 pitches, becoming just the 5th Red Sox pitcher in history to throw an "Immaculate Inning". In his last 4 starts he is 1-1 with a 1.73 ERA. He had a no decision on Thursday night
Red Sox pitchers struck out 22 on the night. Ryan Brasier picked up the win and is now 2-1.
The Red Sox other run came off of the bat of Miikie Betts who hit his 7th homer of the season in the 3rd inning.
The Red Sox, now 19-19 are off on Thursday, and open a 10 game homestand at Fenway on Friday, May 10th against Seattle. The pregame will start at 6:10 with the first pitch at 7:10. Hear the game on AM 1370 WDEA in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle.