#RedSox Game Summary (April 30) A Rough Day Behind the Plate

#RedSox Game Summary (April 30) A rough day behind the plate. Both catchers had critical problems handling pitches in key situations in this one. In the 7th inning, with the Sox leading 2-1, 2 on and 1 out, Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly threw a pitch that bounced in the dirt away from, and behind catcher Christian Vazquez, allowing the Cubs’ Jon Jay to score all the way from 2nd. In the 8th, with the bases loaded and 1 out, a wild pitch by Pedro Strop to catcher Willson Contreras allowed Marco Hernandez to score, and the Sox to regain the lead. Prior to all that, the Sox took an early lead when Hanley Ramirez hammered a 2 run blast to left. Chicago got one back in the 5th with a solo bomb by Kris Bryant. In the 8th, following the wild pitch score, Mitch Moreland hit into a fielder’s choice that allowed another run to score, and a Cubs throwing error by shortstop Addison Russel enabled 2 more runs. The Cubs’ Ben Zobrist also got a double off Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez, but did not score. Overall, it was a strong start for Rodriguez, who allowed just 1 run in 6 innings, with 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 9. By virtue of his wild pitch, Kelly got took a blown save, and the win went to Matt Barnes. Boston beat Chicago, 6-2 in interleague play, at Fenway Park. Record: 13-11. Game 24/138.

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