Last night was a really good team win for the Red Sox. Chris Sale had a really good outing in last night’s game and the offense was good enough to get the win. The Red Sox weren’t perfect, but it was enough to get the job done and that is all we need.
Chris Sale started the game off pretty good. He managed to get through the first three innings without allowing a run. He did get into a couple of jams the first couple innings, but fortunately got of them.
The Red Sox offense started off really slow in the first two innings. In the third inning, the bats got going slightly. After Sandy Leon walked, Jackie Bradley Jr. singled. This brought up Mookie Betts with two runners on. Mookie took a fastball and drove it over the left field fence to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead.
In the fourth inning, Chris Sale gave up a home run to rookie Wily Adames. This happened to be Adames’ first career hit. Thankfully, the home run didn’t hurt the Red Sox in the end. In the fifth inning, after a passed ball, the Rays were able to score one more run to cut the deficit to one.
In the sixth inning, the Red Sox were able to get one more run on the board after a Rafael Devers home run.
Chris Sale went another couple innings without allowing any more damage. He looked really good the rest of his outing. Sale came out for the eighth and got two quick outs, but Cora decided to remove Sale due to his high pitch count. The Red Sox ace lasted 7 ⅔ innings allowing two runs (only one was earned) on four hits, two walks and nine strikeouts. The Red Sox bullpen was able to hold onto the lead and get the Red Sox the win.
The Red Sox will be back in action tonight at 7:10 PM ET again. David Price will be on the hill for the Red Sox and will be looking to carry momentum from his last start to this one.