Xander Bogaerts should help Red Sox out of mini-rut

May 02, 2018, 04:28
Xander Bogaerts should help Red Sox out of mini-rut

Since Rodriguez did not qualify for the win due to official scoring rules, Hector Velazquez (4-0) was awarded the victory after pitching two scoreless innings. It was the shortstop's second grand slam of the season and Boston's sixth granny through just 28 games this season.

Both teams will have an off day next Monday before they start a three-game series in the Bronx. "It's not the best weather to play in", Bogaerts said. That's the best record in baseball.

The improbable rally off Padres closer Brad Hand (1-3) came with San Diego left-hander Eric Lauer one out away from his first major league win.

Moreland made it 3-1 by driving a 1-0 fastball into the right field seats leading off the second. The bullpen has a 3.47 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. The Sox struck out 196 hitters in 177 innings, second-most in team history and pitchers posted a win probability added (WPA) of 4.2. If the Sox offense can give the team a cushion for the ninth inning, Kimbrel won't have to pitch, thus keeping him fresh for the series.

Justin Smoak and Russell Martin hit home runs, and visiting Toronto held on to defeat Minnesota.

Junis is coming off a sketchy outing versus the White Sox, with six earned on six hits in 5.2 innings. Aaron Sanchez (2-2) pitched six innings and allowed four runs and six hits and three walks. It was the seventh time the right-hander allowed at least eight runs in a game. Minnesota's Lance Lynn (0-3) struggled with his command again and couldn't get past the fifth inning for the fourth time in five starts this season. He allowed seven hits and walked five batters.

Maintaining a slash line of.80/.193/.120 across 57 plate appearances, Soler taken a step back when hitting in road games in 2017 (his total season line was.144/.245/.258). His 18 RBIs is third on the team behind J.D. Martinez (22) and Rafael Devers (21). Still, the Red Sox are 20-7, have a healthy Xander Bogaerts back and may soon welcome Dustin Pedroia back, too.

Meanwhile, the Royals haven't shown any royalty thus far, losing six of their last 10. Chris Devenski was greeted with an RBI single by Brett Gardner that cut the lead to 2-1 in the eighth.

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