Red Sox Magic Number to 6 Beat Atlanta 5-1
The Boston Red Sox reduced their magic number to be in the playoffs to 6 and 15 for winning the AL East after beating the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Tuesday, September 4th in Atlanta.
Rick Porcello picked up his 16th win, and is now 16-7 on the season. He pitched 5 innings and allowed 2 hits, 1 run, striking out 5 and walking 1. He also had a single and scored a run. He's batting .429 on the season.
Steven Wright pitched a scoreless inning of relief, pitching in the 2nd consecutive day. He struck out 1 and walked 1. Joe Kelly, Ryan Brasier and Heath Hembree combined for 3 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit.
Jackie Bradley Jr and Xander Bogaerts each had a double and Steve Pearce playing first base was 3-4 driving in 3 runs.
The Red Sox finish their 3 game series with the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, September 5th. Hector Velazquez is scheduled to pitch for Boston with the pregame starting at 11:25 and 1st pitch at 12:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.