#RedSox Game Summary (July 18) Han-Ram Drops the Hammer

#RedSox Game Summary (July 18) Han-Ram drops the hammer! The Red Sox brought Brian Johnson up from Pawtucket to fill a gap in the pitching rotation after Doug Fister, originally scheduled to pitch tonight, had gone 2 2/3rds innings in that 16 inning forced march against the Yankees a few nights ago. Johnson did a creditable job, giving up 3 runs over 6 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays on 8 hits and 3 walks, while whiffing 4. The 3 runs all came in the 5th, when Josė Bautista doubled and scored on a Justin Smoak double. Russell Martin, who had walked, scored on a Kendrys Morales single, and Smoak scored on a single by Troy Tulowitzki. The Sox had scored in the 4th when Chris Young hammered a solo dinger off Blue Jays starter JA Happ, who was otherwise very tough. He gave up a 2nd solo bomb to Dustin Pedroia (La Luna!), and left with a 3-2 lead after that. But in the 7th, with Jeff Beliveau pitching for Toronto, Brock Holt (so glad he’s back) singled, advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch, and to 3rd on a fielder’s choice. He scored to tie it up on a Pedey double. The game remained knotted into extra innings. In the 11th, Toronto’s Steve Pearce doubled off Brian Workman, went first to third on a Kevin Pillar single, and scored on a Ryan Goins sac fly. But in the bottom of the inning, Jackie Bradley, Jr. singled off Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna, reached 2nd on a Sandy Leon single, and was driven in by a Mookie Betts hit, to tie the score at 4. On we went to the 15th, when, with Hector Velázquez pitching, Hanley Ramirez launched a massive shot that went clear over the AAA sign in left to end the game. They’re hanging tough! Boston beat Toronto, 5-4 in 15 innings, at Fenway Park. Record: 53-42. Game 95/67.


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