Red Sox Go Deep 4 Times Beat Rangers 6-1 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox managed just 6 hits Friday night, but 4 of them were home runs, including 2 by JD Martinez, as the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 6-1
Martinez, who left Thursday night's game early with "migraine-like" symptoms hit the 1st pitch he saw in the 1st inning for a 3-run home run, to put the Red Sox up 3-0.
Xander Bogaerts followed, going deep, for back-to-back home runs and a 4-0 lead.
Martinez then hit his 9th homer of the season in the 3rd inning. He finished the night 3-4, driving in 4 runs and is hitting .351 for the month of April, with 25 RBI's and the 9 homers.
Rafael Devers hit his 7th homer of the season, also in the 3rd inning.
Meanwhile Nathan Eovaldi on the mound limited Texas to just 4 hits and 1 run. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He improved to 4-2 on the season.
Josh Taylor pitched the 7th inning allowing just 1 hit.
Darwinzon Hernandez pitched the 8th inning, allowing 1 hit, but striking out the side.
Austin Brice finished the game, pitching the 9th inning, striking out 1 and walking 2.
Former Red Sox Brock Holt, playing 3rd base was 2-4 for the Rangers, driving in their run in the bottom of the 2nd with a hit to right.
Manager Alex Cora on the win.
The Red Sox, 17-10 and in 1st place in the AL East, 3.5 games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Texas Rangers (11-16) in the 3rd game of the 4 game series Saturday night. Eduardo Rodriguez (4-0, 3.52 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox with the pregame starting at 6:05 and 1st pitch at 7:05 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.