#RedSox Game Summary (May 17) Triple Doubled

#RedSox Game Summary (May 17) Triple doubled. Boston struggled early, but came back to force extra innings with a hitting attack that included 2 triples by Xander Bogaerts, the first Red Sox shortstop to get two triples in one game since Johnny Pesky did it in 1947. The Sox were in a deep 4-0 hole until the 7th inning, when Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a 2-run shot off Cardinal starter Mike Leake. It was the next inning that changed it all, however, when Bogaerts hit his second triple of the game to drive in one run, then scored on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 4. The St. Louis runs came early, with a Dexter Fowler solo bomb in the 1st, and 4 hits, including a Yadier Molina double, and a walk, to deliver 3 more in the 2nd. That was all the scoring the Cards could manage, thanks in part to some excellent fielding by the Sox. Unfortunately, despite bloop hits and dropped popups, Boston was unable to score again until the 13th, when Mitch Moreland doubled and scored on a Chris Young single. Rick Porcello had a rough start, but to his credit, hung in there to deliver 4 scoreless innings after the first two. He finished the night with 4 runs on 9 hits over 6 innings, with 3 walks and 6 Ks. The bullpen was superb in holding off the Cardinals. For St. Louis, in addition to Molina, Kolten Wong and starting pitcher Mike Leake also doubled. Boston beat St. Louis, 5-4 in 13 innings, in interleague play at Busch Stadium.Record: 21-18. game 39/123.


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