July 8, 2016

G85: Red Sox 6, Rays 5

Rays    - 011 020 001 - 5 10  0
Red Sox - 200 201 01x - 6 11  0 
Bryce Brentz snapped a 4-4 tie with a single in the sixth inning that scored Hanley Ramirez. Brentz had come into the game two innings earlier when Brock Holt sprained his left ankle sliding into second base.

Newcomer Aaron Hill had two hits and drove in two runs. ... David Ortiz hit his 21st home run of the year in the fourth inning. ... The Red Sox stole four bases (Mookie Betts 2, Holt, Ramirez). ... Koji Uehara allowed a two-out home run to Evan Longoria in the ninth inning, but then got the final out.

AL East: The Orioles lost, so the Blue Jays are 1 GB and the Red Sox are 2 GB.

Chris Archer / Sean O'Sullivan
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Bradley, CF
Holt, LF
Hill, 3B
Leon, C
The Red Sox traded for infielder Aaron Hill. According to Dave Dombrowski,
We've been looking for a right-handed hitting infielder for really awhile. We've been a little vulnerable to left-handed pitching. We felt it would strengthen us. Of course, he's played almost every day. Has the abilities to play every day. We look at him more to complement the players that we have.

1 comment:

allan said...

"Bradley dubbed the Red Sox's outfield "Soul Patrol," and they choreograph a postgame dance routine after every victory. When either Bradley or Betts catches a fly ball to end an inning, one heaves a long pass to the other."