Red Sox Fall to Giants 7-6 in 15 Innings [VIDEO]
After being staked to a 5-1 lead, the Boston Red Sox battled back tying the San Francisco Giants 5-5. The score stayed that way until each team scored in the 13th inning 6-6 before the Giants won in the 15th inning 7-6. The teams combined to use 24 pitchers, tied for the most used in major league history.
The Red Sox received outstanding pitching from the bullpen, as they allowed just 2 runs in 11 innings. Nathan Eovaldi, the starter lasted just 4 innings allowing 7 hits and 5 runs while striking out 6 and walking 3.
It was a blast from the past as Mike Yastrzemski hit a homer, his 20th of the season. He's the 1st Giants rookie to hit 20 or more homes since Dave Kingman did so in 1972. Yastrzemski was 2-7 and received a standing ovation in his first plate appearance.
Jackie Bradley Jr. was 2-7 with a homer and 2 RBIs. That was his 19th of the season.
Christian Vazquez was 1-2 with a double, and 2 walks and a stolen base. He now has 7 RBIs, 2 doubles and 2 homers in his last 3 games.
Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Sandy Leon and Marco Hernandez each had 2 hits for Boston.
The Red Sox and Giants will play game 2 of the 3 games series Wednesday night. Jhoulys Chacin will pitch for the Red Sox. In his last 3 starts he hasn't allowed a run in 5.2 innings. The pregame will begin at 6:10 with the first pitch at 7:10..Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle