Red Sox Comeback and Beat Rangers 6-5 Kimbrel Saves 300th [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox came from behind to beat the Texas Rangers Saturday night, May 5th 6-5, in Texas, as Joe Kelly picked up the win in relief and Craig Kimbrel earned his 300th career save.
Eduardo Rodriguez started the game for the Red Sox and pitched 6 innings, allowing 4 hits. The problem was of those 4 hits, 3 of them were home runs, and he gave up 5 earned runs while striking out 10 and walking 2. Joe Kelly came on in relief of Heath Hembree with the bases loaded in the 8th inning with 1 out and struck out 2. Kimbrel struck out 2 after the Red Sox took the lead in the top of the 9th for his 300th career save and 9th of the season.
The Red Sox took the lead in the top of the 9th when Andrew Benintendi tripled and came home on Hanley Ramirez's sacrifice fly. Benintendi ended up 3-5 and had a double and single to go with his triple.
Mitch Moreland hit his 5th homer in the 6th inning, a 2 run shot. JD Martinez was 2-5 and Xander Bogaerts had a double.
The Red Sox remain 1 game ahead of the 2nd place New York Yankees who have won 14 out of their last 15 games. The Red Sox will start a 3 game series in New York on Tuesday, May 8th.
The Red Sox will send Chris Sale to the mound Sunday afternoon in the final game against the Rangers. Pregame starts at 2:20 and 1st pitch at 3:05 on AM 1370 WDEA.