Red Sox Double Up Yankees 6-3 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox doubled up the New York Yankees Thursday night, winning 6-3 and taking 2 out of 3 in the series. The Red Sox are now 10-2 matching their best 12 game start in franchise history (1904, 1918 and 1952).
The Red Sox received a stellar pitching performance from Rick Porcello who is now 3-0 on the season. He threw 7 innings, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 6. He didn't walk anyone and took a no-hitter into the 7th inning.
Craig Kimbrel pitched the 9th inning, striking out 2 to earn his 4th save of the season.
Andrew Benintendi was 2-5 with a RBI. Eduardo Nunez was 2-3, with a double and scored twice. Jackie Bradley Jr. was 1-3 with 2 runs scored, a double and drove in a run.
Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch in the 1st inning and removed from the game with a right wrist contusion. He had X-rays and they came back negative. Mitch Moreland who came in for Ramirez was 2-3 with a RBI.
Prior to the game the Boston Red Sox placed relief pitcher Bobby Poyner on the 10 Day Disabled List with a hamstring pull. They recalled Marcus Walden from Triple A Pawtucket. Walden pitched the 8th inning and allowed 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks.
Joe Kelly was suspended 6 games for his role in the brawl on Wednesday night. He is appealing that, and is eligible to play.
The Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles in a 4 game series starting Friday, April 13th with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA. The Red Sox will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound.