#RedSox Game Summary (April 20) Duel in the Dome

#RedSox Game Summary (April 20) Duel in the dome. The roof was closed at the Rogers Centre for this classic pitchers’ duel as Chris Sale faced Toronto starter Marco Estrada, and they battled for 6 scoreless innings before Estrada was done, having allowed 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. The bullpen carried the Blue Jays through the remainder of 9 scoreless innings. Sale pitched 8 innings, giving up no runs on 4 hits with 13 whiffs. In the 9th, the scoreless tie was broken when Mitch Moreland doubled, and scored on a hit by Xander Bogaerts who, unfortunately, was thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double. There was a momentary worry that he may have injured a finger in his slide, but he seemed OK in the end. Somewhat surprisingly, John Farrell put in Craig Kimbrel in the 9th instead of letting Sale finish out. Unfortunately, Kimbrel gave up a homer to Kendrys Morales in the bottom of the inning, to retie the score and force extra innings. The Sox managed to load the bases in the top of the inning for Mookie Betts with 2 walks and a single. Mookie came through with a RBI double that plated 3 runs. More than enough, as it happens, since Kimbrel atoned for his 9th inning slip by retiring the side. Boston beat Toronto, 4-1 in 10 innings, at the Rogers Centre. Record: 10-6. Game 16/146.


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