June 18, 2014

G72: Red Sox 2, Twins 1 (10)

Twins   - 000 000 000 1 - 1  4  2
Red Sox - 000 000 000 2 - 2  3  0
David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back home runs with one out in the bottom of the tenth, giving the Red Sox a sweep of the three-game series with Minnesota by the Deadball Era-esque scores of 1-0, 2-1, and 2-1.

This is the first time in Red Sox history the team has swept a three-game series scoring five runs or fewer (according to Elias).

Thanks to Jon Shestakofsky, we also learn:
The Red Sox allowed just 13 runs on this homestand, their fewest in any homestand of at least 7 games since 9/26-10/2/78

Per @EliasSports, this is the 1st time the Red Sox have won in walk-off fashion on back-to-back HR since 6/14/99 (Darren Lewis, Jeff Frye).

Lackey is the first Red Sox pitcher to throw 9.0 scoreless innings and not earn a win since Matt Young on April 15, 1991.

Brock Holt has joined Jack Rothrock in 1928 as the only Red Sox to make starts at 1B, 3B, LF, RF, and CF in a single season.
The Red Sox managed only one hit through the first nine innings: Daniel Nava's ground-rule double in the fifth. They also had a baserunner in both the sixth and seventh innings on Twins errors.

John Lackey (9-3-0-1-9, 105) dueled Kyle Gibson (7.1-1-0-0-8, 102) and two relievers through the first nine innings.

Koji Uehara relieved Lackey and gave up a two-out solo shot to Chris Parmelee, but Ortiz and Napoli mugged Casey Fien in the home half, Flo's dong down the right field line and Napoli's to dead center field.

Time of game: 2:31!
Kyle Gibson / John Lackey
Holt, RF
Bogaerts, 3B
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Nava, LF
Pierzynski, C
Drew, SS
Bradley, CF
More on Brock Holt.

David Ross:
I hope [he] can't catch.

1 comment:

Tom DePlonty said...

Seen on SoSH: Elias reports that's the Sox' first-ever sweep in a 3+ game series while scoring 5 or fewer runs.