Christian Arroyo produced a two-run single in Boston's three-run fourth inning, and the Red Sox took advantage of Miami's poor play to beat the Marlins 5-3 on Monday. Xander Bogaerts and his teammates delivered, while New York's problems appeared to be difficult to overcome. The Red Sox improved to 4-1 this season against the Marlins.
The game started at 1:07 p.m. ET and was not televised by any television network. However, after the game, an episode of Saturday Night Live was shown on NBC. The Red Sox were featured in a sketch that parodied the movie Moneyball.
In this story, the fictional Boston Red Sox are facing off against the Miami Marlins with both teams' seasons on the line. The script describes each player as having a "stat shot" at success - with some exceptions. Hanley Ramirez has been given up on by everyone except for one analyst who thinks he can still contribute even though he's 30 years old. Jose Bautista is described as being past his prime point where he could have any kind of impact anymore.
During the first inning, Miami's first batter reached base when Christian Yelich hit into a double play.
The Red Sox scored 19 runs against the Yankees, the most in the rivalry's 117-year history. Bogaerts led the way with four hits, while Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley each had three. Two of Boston's ten doubles came from Bradley, Michael Chavis, and J.D. Martinez.
They earned it with a game winning hit in the 9th inning off Yankees' closer David Robertson. With one out and runners on first and third, Mitch Moreland hit a ground-rule double down the left field line to drive in Brock Holt who had earlier walked against Bryan Mitchell. Joe Kelly came on in relief and retired Holt at the plate before getting Jackie Bradley Jr. to fly out to center field for the second out of the 9th. Kelly then got Dustin Pedroia to ground out to short stop for the final out of the game.
Bradley was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI's and Moreland was 1 for 4 with a walk. The Red Sox won their fourth straight game and improved their record to 86-46 while the Yankees fell to 87-45.
BRISTOL, Massachusetts (AP) – Rafael Devers smashed two home runs, including the game-winning home run in the fifth inning, to help the Boston Red Sox beat New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole for the second time in a row at Fenway Park on Friday night. The 22-year-old Devers has now hit safely in all five games this season against the Yankees, who have lost four of them.
The victory was also the 200th win of the 2019 season for the Red Sox, who are now only one game behind the Yankees in the AL East standings. New York had a chance to tie the series up with a win but failed to do so as they were defeated by the Red Sox, 4-3. Chris Sale earned his 19th win of the year while David Price picked up his first victory since April 26th. The Yankees' loss ended their seven-game winning streak.
In other news, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Yonny Chirinos has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs during MLB's drug testing program. An announcement on whether the Rays will appeal the suspension is expected later this month. If not, he would miss the rest of the season.
In addition to Chirinos, other major league players have recently been suspended for PEDs including Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.
In the bottom of the first inning, Scott Spiezio hit a two-run triple (his second two-run triple in as many games) to put the Cardinals up 2-0. After two walks, the Cardinals loaded the bases, but Mets starter Steve Trachsel struck out Yadier Molina to finish the inning. In the top of the fourth, Tom Henke gave up a single to Chris Duncan, who was then replaced by Mike Lowell. After hitting a batter, Henke was pulled from the game and Jason Isringhausen came into the game. With two outs, Mark Grudzielanek hit a ground-rule double that scored Duncan and Lowell and cut the Mets' deficit to 2-4. In the fifth inning, Jason LaRue gave up a leadoff home run to Keith Hernandez to make it 2-1 Cardinals. David Eckstein then hit a three-run homer to cut the Mets' deficit to 5-2. In the seventh inning, Matt Morris retired the first two batters he faced before giving up four runs on five hits. He was removed from the game after throwing 91 pitches.
The Cardinals went on to defeat the Mets 7-5 in 12 innings on October 16, 2006. The victory gave the Cardinals their third straight National League title and their fourth in the last five years. They also won the World Series over the Boston Red Sox 4-2 in seven games in 2004 and 2005.
While the Marlins had another great night at the plate, the Braves had one that was too enormous to compare, as they won the game by a score of 29-9. I'm going to get the bad news out of the way first. The Marlins scored only nine runs on the evening while the Braves got nine themselves. Not only that but both teams had three hits each as well.
The good news is that the two teams combined for 18 walks (which is more than any other team in baseball). So there's that. Also worth mentioning is that the Marlins only have six home runs so far this season and the Braves are now up to eight.
Finally, both teams have two games over.500 which is better than most people expected them to be at the beginning of the year.
In conclusion, the Marlins are getting the job done at the plate while the Braves are still being successful despite their big win tonight. They're both very happy with how things are going so far this season.