Last night’s win was a great way to start the homestand
After splitting a series with Houston, this is exactly what the Red Sox needed to start the homestand. A 6-0 victory over the Tigers. Steven Wright pitched great in his first start of the season and the offense was able to get going. I’ll take it!
Steven Wright started the game struggling just a bit, but was able to find his groove and pitch phenomenal the rest of the game. After the first inning, I was a little worried that Wright was going to have a long night, but he turned it around pretty quickly.
The Red Sox offense got going really early in this one. Andrew Benintendi led things off with a single in the bottom half of the first. J.D. Martinez then came up and drove a ball over the left-center wall. That would be Martinez’s 20th home run of the season. Just like that, the Red Sox had a 2-0 lead.
In the fourth inning, the Red Sox bats got going again. Martinez led the inning off by reaching second on an error by the Tigers third baseman. After a pair of singles from Mitch Moreland and Eduardo Nunez, Martinez was able to score to extend the lead to three runs. Brock Holt then walked which brought Rafael Devers up with the bases loaded. Devers hit into a double play, but Moreland was able to score to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead.
The hot bats carried over to the fifth inning for the Red Sox. This time, Xander Bogaerts led the inning off with a solo home run over the right field fence. Three straight singles loaded the bases up for the Red Sox with nobody out. A ground ball scored one run, but that is all they could get in that inning.
Meanwhile, Steven Wright was dominating on the mound. Wright had a 1-2-3 in the fourth inning, a 1-2-3 fifth, 1-2-3 sixth and a 1-2-3 seventh. Wright finished the night lasting seven innings, allowing two hits, three walks and seven strikeouts. Wright could have pitched himself into the starting rotation last night.
Hector Velazquez came in out of the bullpen for the eighth inning. He allowed one single, but that was all the Tigers could get off of him.
Brandon Workman made his 2018 debut in the ninth inning for the Red Sox. He went 1-2-3 to end the game and seal the victory for the Red Sox.
The Red Sox will be back in action later tonight. Eduardo Rodriguez will be on the mound for the Red Sox. First pitch is at 7:10 PM ET.