#RedSox Game Summary (July 30) Barnes Burner

#RedSox Game Summary (July 30) Barnes burner. Matt Barnes was handed a 3-1 lead in the 8th inning, but he could not hold it. As has been the case lately, the Sox scored early, and the starter (Drew Pomeranz) looked good, but the bullpen bailed. Boston started the scoring with 2 runs in the 2nd off Kansas City starter Jason Hammel on singles by Hanley Ramírez, Xander Bogaerts, Mitch Moreland, and Christian Vazquez. They picked up their 3rd on a 5th inning solo dinger by Rafael Devers; a line drive that just nicked the shelf atop the Green Monster. The Royals got one back in the 4th when Lorenzo Cain singled and scored on an Alcides Escobar double. Things were looking good until the top of the 8th, when Barnes came on. Then, a Bogaerts error allowed Lorenzo Cain to reach, and Eric Hosmer and Salvador Pérez singled to load the bases. Escobar then singled in two runs, and he and Perez moved to 2nd and 3rd on a throwing error by Mookie Betts. With the score now tied, runners on 2nd and 3rd, and nobody out, John Farrell had seen enough, and brought in lefty Robby Scott to face the left-handed hitting Alex Gordon. Sometimes that works out. This time it resulted in a 2 RBI triple. The Sox attempted a comeback in the 9th after Jackie Bradley, Jr. walked, Christian Vazquez singled with 2 out, and they executed a successful double steal off KC closer Kelvin Herrera, who then walked the hot-hitting Rafael Devers. A picture book ending? Nope. Mookie Betts flied out. Kansas City beat Boston, 5-3, at Fenway Park. Record: 57-49. Game 106/56.


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