May 5, 2019

G35: Red Sox 9, White Sox 2

Red Sox   - 010 010 070 - 9  9  0
White Sox - 000 011 000 - 2  6  2
There was more two-out magic for the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, as they scored six of their seven runs in the top of the eighth with two down, capped by a grand slam from Xander Bogaerts.

The big blast was preceded by Eduardi Nunez's slow, steady roller along the third base line that stayed true and hit the bag, giving Nunez an infield single and an RBI, and a four-pitch, bases-loaded walk to Andrew Benintendi, with ball four sailing to the backstop on the fly.

Rafael Devers - who singled to deep left and then motored to third thanks to two throwing errors earlier in the eighth inning - and Jackie Bradley each scored two runs. The Red Sox also received nine walks, with Benintendi drawing three and Mitch Moreland and Michael Chavis getting two each.

Rick Porcello: 6-5-2-0-7, 102.
Rick Porcello / Dylan Covey
Benintendi, LF
Bogaerts, SS
Martinez, RF
Devers, 3B
Chavis, 2B
Moreland, 1B
Pearce, DH
Bradley, CF
Leon, C
The last two teams to have 10 consecutive hits in an inning: Rockies, July 30, 2010 (versus Cubs, 11 hits, 8th inning, all with 2 outs); Blue Jays, September 4, 1992 (versus Twins, 10 hits, 2nd inning).

Since his debut on April 20, Michael Chavis leads the team in home runs (6), RBI (13), runs scored (12), slugging (.771), and OPS (1.236).

This is the fourth consecutive season in which a Red Sox player recorded 4+ hits and 2+ HR in a game at the age of 23 or younger (Mookie Betts 2016, Andrew Benintendi 2017, Rafael Devers 2018, Chavis 2019). Before that, the last Boston players to do that were Fred Lynn (1975) and Jim Rice (1976).

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