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Michael Pineda didn’t do much to help. First baseman Travis Shaw also hit into a run-scoring fielder’s choice.
David Ortiz was next and he lined a slider off the wall in right field, just missing a home run. It went for a double as Bogaerts took third. Bogie slid in just before the tag of Brian McCann.
The call survived Girardi’s video-replay challenge, giving Boston a 2-0 lead with runners at the corners and one out. The Sox scored one more time in the inning when Brock Holt hit an RBI double to score Papi.
Jacoby Ellsbury made a bid for a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fourth but the ball was caught at the right-field fence. Porcello rebounded with a strikeout of Chase Headley ending the inning.
Alex Rodriguez is too important to this team.
The Yankees gave us hope in the bottom of the first, however.
Carlos Beltran doubled with two outs before Dustin Ackley homered to right field, belting a high fastball.
Rick Porcello (9-14) recovered neatly from a rocky first inning, Mookie Betts added a solo home run and the Red Sox won their season-best fifth straight game to pass the Orioles for third place. “We’re playing the way the Boston Red Sox are supposed to play baseball”. Fortunately for Boston, this would not do any damage.
Pineda continued to dominate in the fourth as he retired the Sox in order again for 11 batters in a row.
The nightmarish first inning from the maddeningly inconsistent Pineda was the bigger issue.
Then, as if the first had never happened, the zeroes started piling up.
Breslow, now in his 10th season, threw 55 pitches in his first career start, which came at the age of 35. “So that mound visit kind of locked me back in”. Ackley started at second base again.
Mitchell wasn’t as lucky in the top of the eighth after issuing a two-out walk to Holt. That brought up Bogaerts, who grounded into his second double play of the night, wasting an opportunity to tack on additional insurance runs.
Breslow has created 522 job results looks among the chief tourneys but it will begin the process of for your first valuable time on Saturday, once Boston allow the bullpen control the domino. The second baseman was hit in the face by a ball that deflected off his glove a few weeks ago.
Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and Adam Eaton went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer to lead the White Sox. He will likely be in the plans for Boston’s 2016 rotation after going 4-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his last seven starts. A ground out by Ellsbury moved Gregorius to third, but Porcello closed the door by dropping in a nasty curveball for strike three on Gardner. Porcello finished his first season in Boston with a 9-14 record and a 5.02 ERA. Overall, he allowed seven runs on seven hits, walked none and struck out four in six innings. After a Pedroia fly out, and an infield single by Bogaerts, the bases were loaded with just one out.
Boston is now 77-80, just three games under.500.
– The Red Sox now are on a five-game win streak for the first time in 2015.
The reason it came about is that interim manager Torey Lovullo is trying to preserve his staff for the final week of the season.
The Cardinals hold a four-game lead over the Pirates with five to play and would wrap up the division title with a win in either game.
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