#RedSox Game Summary (May 19) Running the Stop Sign

#RedSox Game Summary (May 19) Running the stop sign. Chris Sale has been Boston’s stopper this year; his starts usually stop losing streaks and skids. Although there isn’t a streak in progress right now, the Sox did lose their first game against Oakland, and we were counting on a Sale start for a bounce back game. That did not happen. The game went well for a while. With Sale putting zeroes on the board, the Sox picked up a couple of runs in the 4th on a Xander Bogaerts double off A’s starter Kendall Graveman and Mitch Moreland 2 run bomb. Sale was doing reasonably well until the 5th when, after a Ryon Healy single, he let an inside fastball catch too much of the plate, and Mark Canha hammered it to right for a RBI triple. In the 6th, Sale seemed to have run out of steam, giving up 3 hits, including a Khris Davis double, for the game-tying score. Canha also doubled in the game off Sale. Once again, John Farrell may have left his starter in too long. Sale went well over 100 pitches (113 to be exact), going 7 innings and giving up 2 runs on 7 hits (including a homer, 2 doubles, and a triple), with 10 strikeouts. Meanwhile, the Sox had a total of 6 hits off Graveman. In addition to the above, Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts doubled. But the Olde Towne Team was able to do very little against the Oakland bullpen. Farrell called upon Craig Kimbrel to keep the tie game going through the 9th, and he did his job, but Boston was unable to score in the 10th, and in the bottom of the inning, Canha crushed a no doubter off Heath Hembree for the A’s win. Oakland beat Boston, 3-2 in 10 innings, at Alameda County Coliseum. Record: 21-20. Game 41/121.

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