The Red Sox go on a Scoring Streak to beat the Twins
On [Saturday] the Red Sox bats were hot. Right out of the gate they came out swinging. In the 2nd Inning Chris Young started it off with a solo Home Run. He crushed it. It was his first Homer of the Season. Then with 2 outs in the Inning an Error by Jorge Polanco at Shortstop led to the bases being loaded.
The Red Sox made the Twins pay for that costly Error. Dustin Pedroia cleared the bases with a 3 RBI Double to blow the game wide open. Andrew Benintendi hit a 2 RBI Triple later in the Inning. Then Hanley Ramirez hit a Single to bring in a Run. Still in the 2nd, still with 2 outs, Mitch Moreland came up to bat. He ended up hitting a Double to score Ramirez making it [8-0]. The Twins had to pull their starting Pitcher from the game, already. The 2nd Inning ended up tying a record for the most Runs scored in an Inning for the Boston Red Sox.
On the defensive side of things, Rick Porcello was pitching. And boy did he have a good game. Finally getting the Run support he needed. He went 7 Innings and had 6 Strikeouts without walking anyone. The only blemish was a Homer he gave up in the 3rd Inning to Robbie Grossman. Porcello was dialed in to the strike zone and when he left the game no one doubted that he would get the win.
The Red Sox didn’t stop hitting as Chris Young went deep again hitting his second Homer of the game making it [9-1]. Josh Rutledge hit an RBI Single in the 7th to make it [10-1]. Then Sandy Leon hit a solo bomb in the 9th to seal the win. In all the Sox had 16 Hits for the afternoon and beat the Twins [11-1]. Manager John Farrell‘s line up shake up really helped the Red Sox put their priorities on hitting for the game. It’s definitely a better batting order than they had before.