Red Sox Beat Braves 6-2
The Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night, May 25th in Fenway Park as the Red Sox blasted 4 home runs, and they're now 2nd in the majors with 74 homers.
Eduardo Rodriguez went 5.2 innings, allowing 6 hits, and 2 earned runs. He walked 3 and struck out 7. His record is now 5-1 and the Red Sox are 9-1 in his 10 starts this season.
The bullpen was stellar with Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel only allowing 1 hit in 3.1 innings. In the last 6 games the Red Sox bullpen has allowed no runs over 18.1 innings.
JD Martinez was 1-4 with his 16th homer of the season briefly tying Mookie Betts and Mike Trout for the Major Leage lead. But Betts, blasted his 17th in the bottom of the 7th. He also had a stolen base in the game. Betts has now hit 4 homers in his last 7 games.
Mitch Moreland who is now the Red Sox starting first baseman after Boston designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment on Friday, was 2-4 including a 443 foot homer to center in the bottom of the 8th inning.
Jackie Bradley Jr. continuing to show signs of coming out of his season long batting slump was 1-3 with a triple. He scored the go ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Andrew Benintendi in the 5th inning.
Xander Bogaerts hit his 7th homer of the season.
Drew Pomeranz pitches for the Red Sox Saturday afternoon. The pregame starts at 12:20 and 1st pitch at 1:05 on AM 1370 WDEA.