May 21, 2016

G43: Red Sox 9, Cleveland 1

Cleveland - 000 000 001 - 1  2  0
Red Sox   - 003 100 50x - 9 13  2
Jackie Bradley extended his hitting streak to 26 games, but the true stars of the game were Joe Kelly and Mookie Betts.

Kelly (6.2-1-0-3-7, 104) did not allow a hit until Juan Uribe doubled with two outs in the seventh inning.

Betts went 3-for-5, with a double and two home runs (including a grand slam off Joba Chamberlain). The Red Sox have hit at least one home run in a franchise-record 21 straight games.

Bradley led off the sixth inning with a single. He also walked three times (two of them were intentional).

Trevor Bauer / Joe Kelly
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Shaw, 3B
Bradley, CF
Hanigan, C
Swihart, LF
Joe Kelly returns to the rotation after being on the DL with a right shoulder impingement. Kelly made three starts in April, throwing a total of only 8.2 innings and posting a 9.35 ERA.

Jackie Bradley's hitting streak is at 25 games. The longest streak in Red Sox history belongs to Dom DiMaggio (34 games, June 29 to August 7, 1949).

1 comment:

allan said...

From Elias: Leadoff batter Mookie Betts hit a solo home run in the fourth inning and a seventh-inning grand slam in Boston's 9-1 home win over Cleveland. At age 23, Betts is the fourth-youngest Red Sox player ever to belt two homers, including one with the bases loaded; Bobby Doerr (at age 21 in 1939), Ellis Burks (22 in 1987), and Dwight Evans (11 days younger than Betts in 1975) were the younger players to achieve that distinction.