Red Sox Beat Royals in 10 Innings 9-8
The Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals Saturday night, July 29th 9-8 in 10 innings. The Red Sox are now 9-3 in extra inning games this season!
Eduardon Nunez playing in just his 2nd game for the Red Sox, was 3-6 with 2 home runs and 3 runs batted in including the game winner in the 10th inning on a groundout. ]
Christian Vazquez, who started the game behind the plate was 3-4 with a double, triple and 2 RBIs. He also scored a run and threw out a runner.
Sandy Leon, came in as a defensive replacement for Vazquez in the 9th inning led off the 10th with a double and scored on Nunez groundout. Leon also threw out a runner in the top of the 10th inning
Rafael Devers playing 3rd base was 2-5 with a RBI. It was his 2nd multi hit game in 4 career games.
The Red Sox used 7 pitchers in the game. Eduardo Rodriguez started and went 4 innings allowing 4 runs on 7 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 1. After Abad and Boyer allowed 4 runs in less than 2 innings, the bullpen settled down throwing 5 shutout innings. Craig Kimbrel pitched the 9th and Matt Barnes picked up the win, pitching the 10th inning. He's now 6-2 on the season.
The New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay Sunday afternoon, so the Red Sox are still in 2nd place, 0.5 games behind the Yankees.
The Red Sox and Royals play the final game of the 3 game series Sunday afternoon, July 30th with Drew Pomeranz pitching for the Red Sox. The pregame starts at 12:50 and 1st pitch at 1:35 on AM 1370 WDEA.