Red Sox Sut-Out Padres 11-0 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox started their West Coast road trip on the right foot, shutting out the San Diego Padres 11-0, as JD Martinez set a career mark driving in 7 RBIs as he blasted two 3-run homers. Boston coasted to a 11-0 win!
Martinez's homers, his 29th and 30th of the season came in the 1st inning and 6th inning. He finished the night 3-4
Rafael Devers was also 3-4, scoring 3 runs, and hit his 48th double of the season.
Xander Bogaerts was 2-3, and Mookie Betts was 2-4. Each hit a double.
Meanwhile, on the mound Eduardo Rodriguez picked up his club leading 15th win of the season, going 7 innings and allowing just 5 hits. He struck out 6 and walked only 1. Josh Smith pitched the final 2 innings. He didn't allow a hit and struck out 1.
Teams wore special uniforms with nicknames for Player's Weekend.
The Red Sox are now 69-61 and 6.5 games out of the final wild card spot. Their magic number for elimination from the playoffs is 18.
The Red Sox and Padres will play the 2nd game of the 3 game series Saturday night. Nathan Eovaldi will pitch for Boston. Pregame starts at 7:40, first pitch at 8:40. 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.