#RedSox Game Summary (May 21) Presenting the Boston Red Sox

#RedSox Game Summary (May 21) Presenting the Boston Red Sox. Finally, the real Red Sox have made their appearance; it’s about time after watching almost seven weeks of their mediocre imposters. The Sox had an easy time with the Oakland Athletics, thanks in part to great fielding (including two spectacular catches in one inning by Mookie Betts), a solid 8 innings from Eduardo Rodriguez, and some Little League level fielding by the A’s. Not to mention actual solid hitting. The Sox jumped out to an early lead in the 1st when Oakland starter Andrew Triggs walked Betts, and Dustin Pedroia singled on a muffed catch by Mark Canha, who then thew wildly, allowing Betts to score all the way from first, and Pedroia to reach 2nd. Pedey then advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a sac fly by Andrew Benintendi. Oakland got one run back in the 2nd when Chad Pinder doubled and scored on a Josh Phegley single. They took the lead on a 2 run bomb by Pinder in the 4th. Then, the Sox went to work. In the 5th, Christian Vazquez singled, stole 2nd, and reached 3rd on a bad throw by A’s catcher Phegley. two more singles resulted in 2 runs, and the Sox were ahead for good, 4-3. In the 6th, Mitch Moreland crushed a 2 run homer into the upper, upper deck in center, where no one goes. Jackie Bradley, Jr. doubled to lead off the 8th, and after reaching 3rd on a line out, scored on a fielder’s choice. In the 9th, it was time for some fun. After a pair of walks, Hanley Ramirez drove both runners in with a double, then scored on a JBJ single. Jackie scored on a double by Christian Vazquez, and Vaz was driven in by a Deven Marrero single. Eduardo wanted to go back out in the bottom of the 9th and go for a complete game, but with his pitch count at 98, John Farrell chose the better part of valor, and turned to Matt Barnes, who finished the A’s off. Eduardo had given up 3 runs on 6 hits a one walk over 8 innings, with 8 Ks. A very nice outing. A great day at the plate also, with the team going 15-for-39. Everyone got a hit, and everyone but Marrero scored at least one run. Boston beat Oakland, 12-3, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Record: 22-21. Game 43/119.

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