Boston Red Sox Offense Lifts Chris Sale To Victory Over Rays
Finally the Boston Red Sox offense was able to bail out Chris Sale as they helped out the left-handed ace to the tune of 6 runs giving Boston a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mookie Betts continued to swing a hot bat and went 2-for-4 with a homer, his sixth of the season and fourth in six games. He also drove in three runs.
After Kiermaier’s two-run homer had given the Rays a 3-2 lead. The Sox rallied right away with utility player Deven Marrero coming in the clutch with a two-run double just before Betts had a double of his own to drive in Marrero.
Sale improved to 4-2 and his ERA remains a healthy 2.15 and is on pace for 319 strikeouts this season which would be a Red Sox franchise record. The current record holder is Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez who struck out 313 batters in 1999.
Boston will close out the three-game set at home Sunday afternoon with a 1:35pm start time. Drew Pomeranz (3-2 5.23 ERA) is set to take the hill for Boston and for the Rays they are scheduled to pitch Matt Andriese (2-1 3.12 ERA). There is rain projected at first pitch though with a big storm in the Boston area, unclear if this one will get played as scheduled.