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Boston Red Sox Defeat Royals To Capture 1st Place In The American League East Behind Sales Excellent Start

On Tuesday the Boston Red Sox played the Kansas City Royals in game 2 of the three game set in Kansas City. Chris Sale was on the mound for Boston and when it was all said and done, the Red Sox won 8-3.

Sale went 8 and 1.3 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits while striking out 10 Royals batters. Two of the three runs Sale allowed came in the 9th inning where he was then pulled for Fernando Abad who recorded the last two outs of the game. With the win Sale’s record moves to 9-3, but he was not happy about his performance on Tuesday night.

“It sucks, man. I wanted to get that one. I don’t like telling the manager I can go out there and get it for him and not get it done. I wasn’t able to get the bullpen a full day off.”

” I don’t want to tell John I can go do something and it don’t get done. That goes for anything. I’ll never settle. When you start settling you get complacent and when you get complacent you suck. It’s not my style.

” I was a little pissed off. You get over it, obviously, because we’re still winning the game. Once the last out is recorded, we’re all smiles”

Offensively though, Sale had all the support he needed. The Boston Red Sox offense had 13 hits in the game with Chris Young, Xander Bogearts, Sandy Leon, and Deven Marrero all recording multi-hit games. 6 Red Sox batters recorded RBIs in the affair, including the recently called up Sam Travis and Deven Marrero.

Travis and Marrero were called up from Pawtucket earlier in the day and their journey to get to Kansas City was an interesting one to say the least.

Both of them woke up early and traveled to Logan together to try and get a flight out. But weather cancellations paired with trying to get a direct flight meant the players had to sit around the airport waiting for the Red Sox to find a way out.

“Me and Sammy just grinded it out. Played some cards. Had Starbucks like three times,” Marrero said.

Vice president of major league and minor league operations Raquel Ferreira was the one trying to get them out, and she arranged for a private plane out of Hanscom Field in Bedford. The two players were able to rush over there and get on the private plane to make it to the clubhouse in Kansas City just 2 1/2 hours before first pitch.

“To see those guys walk off an airplane here at [4:30] in the afternoon, right in the lineup and contribute as they did, it was a much-needed lift,” manager John Farrell said.

The series finale takes place Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m with Drew Pomeranz taking on Ian Kennedy.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Boston Red Sox Have Signed JD Martinez

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Time for a celebration Red Sox fans, the team has reportedly signed a big-time bat.

According to Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the Boston Red Sox have signed free agent DH/OF J.D. Martinez.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the deal is for five years with a player opt-out option after two seasons. The deal is valued at $110 million with it being a front loaded contract prior to the opt out. Full terms will be revealed later.

Martinez has played for three teams in his career starting off in Houston, moving to Detroit, and then being traded to Arizona this past season. The 30-year-old has had his fair share of struggles in major league baseball but was able to figure it all out in 2017 by belting 45 home runs between the Tigers and Diamondbacks with a .303 batting average and 104 RBIs.

Martinez’s role with the Red Sox is unclear at the moment but he can be expected to DH and the corner outfield positions. Having the opt-out in the contract is a huge incentive for Martinez who will likely be playing like it is a contract year given the front-loaded nature of the deal.

Boston has landed their guy, the question is will it be enough for them to contend with the New York Yankees?

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Boston Red Sox Are Close To Signing JD Martinez

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Red Sox fans everywhere can start to rejoice as the big move the team desperately needed is getting closer to completion.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Boston Red Sox and free agent J.D. Martinez are closing in on a deal.

Other reports have also confirmed that a deal is imminent but that Dave Dombrowski and the team have yet to acknowledge or confirm anything is done or nearing completion. It does appear however that talks between Martinez and the Red Sox are at an all-time high and their seems to be high confidence that both sides will come to terms on a deal in the near future.

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John Henry, Red Sox Owner: ‘We really don’t need to be popular. We need to win.’

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Ever wonder why Boston Red Sox fans or Liverpool fans have shown a hatred towards John Henry? Well if you did look no further than his idiotic and out of touch comments that he made on Monday during his yearly media availability.

Red Sox owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner were asked if they were concerned about the level of popularity of the current team compared to past years.

Wener, one of the producers of Roseanne went first.

“I don’t quite see it the way some of the fans see it. I respect their point of view but I think we’ve got a fun team and if it’s healthy I think were going to be — we’ll bring the fans back,” Werner said. “Obviously we’re in a market where there’s a lot of excellence. We’ve got four championship teams and they’re all playing extremely well. So hopefully now it’s the beginning of spring training and we can have some focus on the Red Sox.”

Henry provided a follow-up that was a bit odd for an owner that makes money off of people liking his teams.

“We really don’t need to be popular,” he said. “We need to win.”

For a team so image conscious the statement is bizarre. But hey, maybe Henry is checked out and will sell the team.

There are plenty of other things to do in the summer than watch Red Sox baseball, maybe fans should take Henry’s lead and turn off the team if they fail to win.

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