The Boston Red Sox walk off win snaps their losing streak tonight against the Miami Marlins.
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The game started with Red Sox’s Brian Johnson pitching 4.1 innings, giving up five hits, one run, and one earned run while walking only one and striking out three. Brandon Workman threw another 1.2 innings giving up one run and walking one batter. Joe Kelly relieved Workman in the sixth inning giving up no runs or hits.
The Marlins’ bats were quiet until the 8th inning when they tagged Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes for four hits and four earned runs, including two home runs hit by Starlin Castro and J.T. Reamuto. Boston was able to mount a comeback in bottom of the 8th by scoring three runs to make it 7-6 after eight innings.
The Marlins tied it up in the 9th inning when reliever Craig Kimbrel gave up two walks, one hit, and one run. J.D. Martinez singled to singled to deep right center to reach base safely. Xander Bogaert’s single advanced Martinez, who then scored on an throwing error made by the Marlins’ shortstop J.T. Riddle. The Red Sox walk off win puts them 6.5 games ahead of the New York Yankees in the American League East.
The Boston Red Sox take on the Miami Marlins again Wednesday night at 6:35pm at Fenway Park. David Price (14-6) will face off against the Marlins’ Trevor Richards (3-7).