Red Sox Beat the Marlins and the Rain Friday Night – Win 5-2 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins and the rain Friday night, as they won 5-2 in a game that was called after 6 innings. It was their 19th come-from-behind victory of the season and puts them a season-high-tying 11 games above .500
Alex Verdugo was 1-3 and hit the 1st pitch he faced in the 5th inning for a 3-run home run. In his last 10 games Verdugo is batting .387 and driven in 7 runs batted in.
JD Martinez was 2-3 with a double and drove in 2 runs to tie the score in the bottom of the 3rd inning. He also singled in the 5th inning.
Hunter Renfroe was 2-2 with 2 doubles. He scored in both the 2nd and 5th innings.
Martin Perez picked up the win and is 3-2. He threw 5.0 innings and allowed 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 4. He didn't walk a batter.
Adam Ottavino picked up the save, his 2nd of the season, He walked the bases loaded before striking out Jorge Alfaro
The game marked the return of former catcher Sandy Leon to Fenway Park
The Red Sox are in 2nd place a half game behind the Tampa Bay Rays
The Red Sox and Marlins are scheduled to play game 2 of the 3 game series on Saturday afternoon. Nathan Eovaldi is set to pitch for the Red Sox. Pregame starts at 3:10 and first pitch at 4:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.