#RedSox Game Summary (May 23) Hitting Their Stride

#RedSox Game Summary (May 23) Hitting their stride. Boston batters, for the second game in a row, showed confidence at the plate, and produced two big innings on their way to a decisive rout. The Sox scored first, in the 2nd off Texas starter Andrew Cashner, when 2 walks, a single and a force play generated the a run. They scored again in the 3rd when a pair of singles with 2 out enabled Xander Bogaerts to score on a wild pitch. In the 5th, after a pair of singles and a walk, Bogaerts drove in 2 runs with a hit, and after a walk and fielder’s choice, scored on a sacrifice fly. In the 6th, two walks were followed by back-to-back doubles by Dustin Pedroia and Bogaerts to produce 3 more runs. After two more walks (one intentional), a wild pitch by reliever Jeremy Jeffress allowed Bogaerts to score. The Rangers first scored in the 3rd when Joey Gallo doubled off starter Rick Porcello and scored after a single and sac fly. In the 5th, after 2 strikeouts, Delino DeShields singled and scored on a double by Sin-Soo Choo. Rougned Odor doubled in the 6th and scored on a single by our old friend, Mike Napoli. Sin-Soo Choo’s single drove in one run in the 7th, and Elvus Andrus doubled to drive in the second. In the 8th, a solo homer by the Rangers’ Joey Gallo off Robby Scott added one more run for Texas, to make the score 9-5, Boston. The Sox came back to put the game out of reach in the bottom of the 8th with a series of singles that left a runner at third (Andrew Benintendi), who scored on a balk. Sandy Leon also doubled in the game. Jonathan Lucroy also doubled for the Rangers. As exciting as the win itself was the consistent hitting and excellent fielding, especially by Dustin Pedroia, to seal the win. Boston beat Texas, 11-6, at Fenway Park. Record: 23-21. Game 44/118.

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