Boston Red Sox Offense Comes Alive In Victory Over Twins
The Boston Red Sox offense has been struggling so far this season and it was time for a lineup change, and that is what manager John Farrell did after Friday’s loss. And for once this season a move by Farrell has worked with the Red Sox scoring 11 runs enroute to a victory over the Minnesota Twins.
There is alot to like about Saturday’s win. Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi in the third and fourth spots, respectively, went a combined 6-for-12. Mitch Moreland, who the team desperately needs to pick up some of the slack in the middle of the order, bounced back with two hits.
Farrell put Chris Young in left field, moving Benintendi over the center field, even though righty Nick Tepesch was starting for the Twins. Jackie Bradley Jr. had become an offensive liability of late, hitting .175 coming into Saturday. Young ended up hitting a pair of home runs for Boston.
For the day, the Red Sox got 17 runners in scoring position, the most of any game this season. It was just the second time since April 18 they had managed to enter double-digits.