#RedSox Game Summary (April 23) Finding Their Mojo

#RedSox Game Summary (April 23) Finding their mojo. The Red Sox bats woke up this afternoon against the O’s in Baltimore. Although they scattered hits throughout the game, their scoring came in the 1st, 5th, and 6th innings. The 1st was the big one, taking the Orioles out of the game right away. Following back-to-back singles by Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi off Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman, Mookie Betts launched a 3 run jack to left center. A Hanley Ramirez dinger followed right after that, and the Sox had a 4 run lead before an out had been recorded. In the 5th, Mitch Moreland joined in the fun with his own four-bagger. In the 6th, Bogaerts singled, reached 2nd on a wild pitch, and scored on a Benintendi single. All in all, the Sox went 14-for-37 with 4 walks. Benintendi had a fabulous game, with a perfect 5-for-5 showing. Betts went 2-for-3 with 2 walks. Christian Vazquez doubled. The O’s scored 1 run in each of the 8th and 9th innings, driven in by a Manny Machado double in the 8th, and a Hyun Soo Kim single that scored Wellington Castillo (who had also doubled) in the 9th. Eduardo Rodriguez had an excellent start, giving up just 1 hit and 5 walks over 6 scoreless innings while striking out 7. The game was marred in the 8th when Matt Barnes appeared to throw at Machado’s head, presumably in retaliation for Machado’s spiking of Dustin Pedroia the other day, though Pedey wanted Manny to know that he had nothing to do with the attempted beaning. Barnes was ejected immediately, and the whole thing will be subjected to MLB review, with further disciplinary action possible. I don’t really care for, though I understand, the whole “unwritten rule” about pitcher retaliation, but I also don’t believe that throwing at a hitter’s head is ever justified. There are other, less dangerous ways to make one’s point. Boston beat Baltimore, 6-2, at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. Record: 11-8. Game 19/143.

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