Red Sox Beat Rangers 9-4
Make it 3 wins in a row for the Boston Red Sox, as they beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 on Wednesday, May 24th at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have scored 32 runs in their last 3 games!
Chris Sale pitched 7.1 innings allowing 6 hits and 4 runs, 3 of which were earned. He walked 1 and struck out 6. This was the first appearance in 2017 where he failed to strike out 10 or more batters! He now has 101 strike outs, and according to ESPN Stats and Info, Sale, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens are the only pitchers since 1900 with 100 or more strikeouts in 10 starts of any season!
Sam Travis, making his major league debut started at first base, and singled in the 5th and 7th inning for his first 2 hits.
Mitch Moreland pinch hit in the 7th inning and singled again in the 8th inning. He drove in a run and scored twice. He now has a 6 game hitting streak.
The Boston Red Sox were trailing 3-1 going into the bottom of the 7th, before exploding for 7 runs.
Chris Sale now is 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA. Joe Kelly pitched the final 1.2 scoreless innings striking out 2 and allowing 1 hit.
Boston and Texas play the final game of the 3 game series Thursday night, with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.