May 25, 2018

G51: Red Sox 6, Atlanta 2

Atlanta - 002 000 000 - 2  7  0
Red Sox - 000 210 21x - 6  7  0
The Red Sox hit four home runs: J.D. Martinez (16) and Xander Bogaerts (7) in the fourth, Mookie Betts (17) in the seventh, and Mitch Moreland (8) in the eighth. Boston took the lead in the fifth thanks to Jackie Bradley's triple and Andrew Benintendi's sac fly.

Eduardo Rodriguez allowed nine baserunners (5.2-6-2-3-7, 101), but got key outs when necessary. Atlanta drew first blood at the start of the third on two singles and a two-run double from Nick Markakis. The Red Sox bullpen was sharp, giving up only a two-out walk in the seventh and a one-out double in the ninth. Craig Kimbrel allowed the "Baltimore Dong" before getting a grounder to first and a game-ending strikeout.

The Yankees beat the Angels 2-1, so Boston remains 1 GA.
Julio Teheran / Eduardo Rodriguez
Betts, RF
Benintendi, LF
Martinez, DH
Moreland, 1B
Bogaerts, SS
Devers, 3B
Holt, 2B
Vazquez, C
Bradley, CF
Dustin Pedroia was activated, but he's not in tonight's lineup.

MFY Watch: Angels/Yankees. New York is 1 GB. (Jim Leyritz was not invited to Old Timers' Day and he's pissed off. Possibly relevant: A drunk Leyritz was involved in a 2007 car crash in which a 30-year-old woman was killed.)

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