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Really good win last night

The Red Sox were able to bounce back after last night’s frustrating loss and get the win on Saturday night.  Rick Porcello gave the team six solid innings that were enough to get the win.  Mookie Betts also added to his home run total last night.  It was just a really good team win in last night’s game.

Rick Porcello looked pretty good in this one.  Despite the walks, he still pitched a solid game.  Throughout the whole game, the Orioles had a hard time hitting Porcello.  All of his pitches seemed to be working tonight.  If the pitch command was a little bit better, it would have been a really good outing.

The Red Sox offense didn’t jump on Dylan Bundy right from the start like I had hoped they would.  It took the Red Sox bats three innings before they were able to produce a run.  Rafael Devers came up in the fourth and drove one over the Green Monster to tie the game up.

The next inning, the offense got going again.  Sandy Leon doubled to lead things off.  After a Jackie Bradley Jr. strikeout, Mookie Betts came to the plate and smacked a ball over the Monster to give the Red Sox a 3-1 lead.  Andrew Benintendi then came up and homered to give the Red Sox back-to-back home runs.  The offense ended up adding a couple of more runs two innings later.

Rick Porcello ended up coming out of the game after the sixth inning.  He ended the night with three walks, nine strikeouts and three earned runs.  It was up to the bullpen to hold onto the lead in the seventh.

Joe Kelly came out for the seventh inning and sat the Orioles down in order.  Matt Barnes came out for the eighth inning and had a 1-2-3 inning, like Kelly.  This called for Craig Kimbrel to come in the ninth for the save.  Like Kelly and Barnes, Kimbrel sat the Orioles down in order and locked away the victory.

The Red Sox will have the opportunity to win the series on Sunday at 1:05 PM ET.  Eduardo Rodriguez will be on the hill for the team.

Final Score: Red Sox 6, Orioles 3