Alright, so yeah this game could have gone smoother but nonetheless the result was the same as the Red Sox win 7-5 in 11 innings over the Texas Rangers.
The Red Sox went down 1-0 in the first after Porcello gave up another run in the first inning but quickly regained a 2-1 lead in the top of the second thanks to a two-RBI single from Pedey.
The Rangers would tie the game back up at two after Porcello gave up a home run to Odor (stinky) before the Red Sox would regain the lead.
Boston got the scoring started again in the 6th inning thanks to a wild pitch from Barnette that would score Sandy to put the Red Sox up 3-2, but that’s not all. Pedey would come through again with another single, scoring Lin and Betts to make it 5-2 Boston.
Porcello had thrown 100+ pitches after 6 and for some God forsaken reason, John Farrel sent him back out in the 7th which would lead to Porcello giving up another home run, this time to Gomez to make it a 5-3 ballgame.
In the 8th Robbie Scott gave up a double to Choo, who would later be driven in by Mazara, with Joe Kelly on the mound to make things interesting at 5-4.
It seemed like the Red Sox would sneak away with a win in the 9th until Napoli would go yard to tie it at 5. The only reason I wasn’t fuming was because I was still in awe of the play Pedey made in the field, holy cow.
The scoring would stop until the 11th inning where the Red Sox flexed their magical muscles again. After a walk from Lin, a 2 bagger from Mook and an intentional walk from Pedey, Benny Teddy stepped up with the bases load and would flex his massive Biceps as he muscled a bloop single with the infield playing in to plate 2 to give Boston a 7-5 lead, which would inevitably be the final of this one.
With this Red Sox win, they have now pushed their win streak to 5 games, out scoring their opponents 42-14 during this stretch. We’ve waited a long time to see this offense click consistently and at least during this win streak, they have.
Pedey would end up going 3-5 with 4 RBIs in this one. Coming off another AL player of the week award, Mookie Betts went 1-4 but with a clutch 2 bagger in the 11th.
The Red Sox look strong and poised to push their lead in the AL east more before the all-star break. Let’s just see if they sustain this for most of the remainder of the year.
Win Dance Repeat & Chugs For Dubs MFs.