You are here
Home > Recaps > Red Sox Earn Series Split with 9-3 Victory

Red Sox Earn Series Split with 9-3 Victory

The Red Sox were able to take care of business in the series finale with the Houston Astros, improving their MLB best record to 41-19.

Featured image courtesy of Zimbio.com: (June 2, 2018 – Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America)

It was a huge 9-3 win tonight for the Sox in a primetime ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game against the defending World Series Champs. After a couple of ugly losses to start the series, they pulled out a couple of big wins on national TV the past couple of nights to split the series 2-2.

Tonight, it was pretty much all Red Sox from the beginning as they beat up on early Cy Young contender Charlie Morton. Mitch Moreland hit a 2-run bomb to dead center in the first to get the Sox on the board as part of his 3 hits night. Andrew Benintendi added a ding for himself, his second of the series, in the 5th inning.

Brock Holt had a big night with 2 hits and 3 RBIs including a 2-run triple in the 6th inning. Eduardo Nunez had 3 hits and scored a couple of runs. Even Blake Swihart and Sam Travis got in on the action with a couple of RBI singles.Up and down the lineup there were big contributions tonight.

On the other side of the ball, Rick Porcello settled down after surrendering a leadoff home run to George Springer. He cruised through the next few innings before getting into some trouble in the 7th. He ended up going 6.1 innings and allowed 3 runs (only 2 earned) while striking out 5 and walking 2 as he picked up his 8th win of the year. Then, Matt Barnes and Heath Hembree came out and threw a couple of shutout innings in relief to seal the win.

Overall, it was a great team win. The Sox will have a much needed off day tomorrow before they return home to play the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. Go Sox!

Similar Articles

Give us your thoughts on this topic...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Top