Red Sox Bat Around in 8th Inning Beat White Sox 7-4 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox batted around in the 8th inning, sending 10 batters to the plate, scoring 4 runs and beat the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, April 18th 7-4.
Marwin Gonzalez gave the Red Sox a 4-3 lead with a solo homer to begin the 8th inning. It as his 1st homer of the season.
Kike Hernandez was 4-5, scoring 2 runs and had a double and RBI. He gave the Red Sox a 3-2 lead with a 2-out RBI single in the 6th inning.
Xander Bogaerts was 4-5 with a double and drove in 2 runs. His 2-out 2-run double in the 8th inning extended Boston's lead to 7-3. After starting the season 1-12 in his first 3 games, he's now 20-39 (.519) with 6 doubles in his last 10 games.
Franchy Cordeiro threw out Yermin Merecedes at 2nd base to end the 5th inning and is his team leading 2nd outfield assist.
Nick Pivetta started for the Red Sox on the mound, but didn't last long, only going 3.2 innings allowing 4 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 3 and walked 4
Matt Andriese threw 3 innings of strong relief allowing just 1 run and 3 hits while striking out 2
Adam Ottavino struck out the side in the 8th inning. He picked up the win and is now 2-1 on the season
Matt Barnes allowed his 1st run of the season in the 9th inning, giving up 2 hits and striking out 1
Manager Alex Cora on the win
Boston is now 10-4 and in 1st place in the AL East. They will take on the White Sox Sunday afternoon in a doubleheader. Tanner Houck is scheduled to pitch Game 1 for Boston and Martin Perez Game 2. Hear the games on AM 1370 WDEA with the pregame starting at 12:10.