#RedSox Game Summary (April 28) A Sudden Awakening

#RedSox Game Summary (April 28) A sudden awakening. Cubs starter Jake Arieta was a little shaky in the first inning, and that’s what the Red Sox needed, not only for this game, but perhaps to get their attack back. The fun started with a solo blast by Andrew Benintendi. After that, Mookie Betts doubled and scored on a Hanley Ramirez single. Ramirez scored on a Mitch Moreland double. Then, Dustin Pedroia walked. Moreland scored on a Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit, and a subsequent Christian Vazquez single drove in Pedey. The Sox have been hitting like this all along, only this time, they piled them up in a way that scored a bunch of runs. Five, to be precise. And that’s all they would need. Which is a good thing, because that’s all they got. The Cubs started the game with a Kris Bryant homer off Boston starter Drew Pomeranz. They got their second on another solo bomb, this time off the bat of Albert Almora, Jr. So, going into the 7th, the Sox had a 5-2 lead. But the usually reliable Boston bullpen came a little unglued. In the 7th, Robbie Scott walked one, and struck out one. One came the usually reliable Joe Kelly, but he allowed a single to Anthony Rizzo, and then gave up a run on a wild pitch. A subsequent Ben Zobrist single drove in Chicago’s 4th run, and we had a game once again. In the bottom of the 9th, Craig Kimbrel put an end to that, allowing a double to Ben Zobrist, but otherwise striking out the side. Mitch Moreland also doubled in the game. One note: the Sox had a golden opportunity to do more damage in the 4th when they loaded the bases on 2 singles and a walk with no one out, but after a whiff (to Benintendi) and a line drive double play, they could not score. Nonetheless, Boston beat Chicago, 5-4 in interleague play, at Fenway Park. Record: 12-10. Game 22/140.

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