#RedSox Game Summary (August 11) The Running of the Bulls

#RedSox Game Summary (August 11) The running of the bulls. The Boston bullpen has been very reliable in shutting down opponents once the Red Sox have a lead. Not this time. The Sox jumped out to an early lead when Hanley Ramirez hit a 2 run jack off Yankee starter Jaime García, and Andrew Benintendi followed with a solo dinger in the 5th. Boston starter Eduardo Rodríguez was excellent, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks, with 7 whiffs over 6 shutout innings, and despite a lead-off walk, Matt Barnes blanked the New Yorkers in the 7th. But then… trouble. After hitting Brett Gardner with a pitch, Boston reliever Addison Reed seemed to have lost his nerve, and after working Aaron Hicks to a full count, threw a weak-ass slider that resulted in a 2 run bomb. Then, after giving up a single to Gary Sanchez, he walked Aaron Judge, to end his night. On came Joe Kelly. Salvation, right? Not so fast. Kelly gave up 2 consecutive singles to Didi Gregorius and Todd Frazier, tying the game and leaving the bases still loaded with nobody out. A sac fly scored Gregorius with the go-ahead run, and another sac fly produced an insurance run. New York 5, Boston 3. In the 9th, Aroldis Chapman walked Jackie Bradley, Jr., Eduardo Núñez, and Mookie Betts, in a row, to load the bases with nobody out. A golden opportunity. Only when Andrew Benintendi flied out to left and JBJ scored on the sacrifice, for some inconceivable reason, Núñez attempted to reach 3rd (on a play from left? Really?), and was cut down. Mitch Moreland then flied out, to end the game. New York beat Boston, 5-4, at Yankee Stadium. Record: 65-50. Game 115/47.

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