#RedSox Game Summary (June 6) By the Skin of Their Teeth

#RedSox Game Summary (June 6) By the skin of their teeth. At one time, the Sox had a 5-1 lead over the Yankees. Then they let it dribble away until by the bottom of the 9th, the score was 5-4, and Craig Kimbrel was in the midst of a 4 out save. The Sox started the scoring in the 1st, when Mookie Betts singled off Yankee starter Masahiro Tanaka and scored on a fielder’s choice. The big inning was the 4th, when Mitch Moreland hit a 2 run blast to right, and Hanley Ramirez followed with another big fly. In the 5th, Andrew Benintendi added a third Red Sox homer to the list, for Boston’s 5th run. Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz was his usual self, going deep into counts, giving up hits, but keeping the scoring down. He gave up single runs in the 2nd and 5th innings. The run in the 2nd came on a wild throw by Mookie Betts after he misplayed a fly ball in right. In the 5th, Chris Carter knocked a solo dinger to left. In the 6th, Robby Scott, who relieved Pomeranz, gave up 2 singles. A double play allowed one run to score. Still, going into the 8th, the score was 5-3. Not bad. Matt Barnes came on, and immediately gave up a double to Matt Holliday, but then got 2 outs. At that point, John Farrell decided to bring in Kimbrel. Didi Gregorius struck out on a knuckle curve that bounced in front of Christian Vazquez and sailed backward. As Vaz retrieved the ball, Holliday scored and Gregorius reached on what was ruled a wild pitch. Yikes. 5-4. After a rare walk, Kimbrel whiffed Chris Carter to end the inning. The Sox failed to score, but it did not matter, as Kimbrel struck out the side in the 9th for the save. Boston beat New York, 5-4, at Yankee Stadium. Record: 32-25. Game 57/105.


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