Boston, Massachusetts 2021-09-04 02:55:14 –
The Boston Red Sox will try to maintain the power surge as it hosts the Cleveland Indians in Round 2 of the three-game series on Saturday afternoon.
Boston (78-59) defeated Cleveland (67-65) 8-5 and hit four home runs in the series. Hunter Renfroe fired a three-run blast, while Kyle Schwarber, Kevin Plawecki, and Jonathan Arauze each struck a solo blast, leading the Red Sox to three consecutive victories.
The Red Sox was bitten again by a COVID bug prior to Friday’s series opener as rookie outfielder Jarren Duran was on the COVID-related injured list.
In Boston, nine athletes and two coaches tested positive for COVID-19, dating back to the opening round of the series in Cleveland last Friday. Despite the pain of their COVID, the Red Sox ran three games in front of Auckland A for the second American League Wild Card Spot.
After winning 6 1/3 innings of 3 runballs, Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi said, “Our lineup is incredible. Even those who are currently participating in COVID, others Are stepping up. ” “They all have quality at-bats there.”
The Indians gave their own power show as Austin Hedges shot two runs in the seventh inning and Jose Ramirez shot a solo shot and lost two RBIs. Due to the defeat, Cleveland is behind Boston by 8 1/2 games in the wildcard race.
After allowing five runs in six innings, Indian pitcher Cal Quantrill said, “It’s a heavy hit there. It’s a shame we can’t finish it, but we’ve shown good resilience. I thought. ” We have been raising high quality at-bats for a long time. “
Indian right-handed Eli Morgan (2-6, 5.98 ERA) opposes Red Sox right-handed Tanner Houck (0-3, 3.63 ERA) in a match on Saturday.
Houck seemed ready to win his first win of the season at Cleveland last Sunday. In the second year, Harler allowed three runs with one hit with four walks and three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Hook departed with the Red Sox leading 4-3, but did not allow Ramirez to pass the 5 1/3 innings before taking him deep for six solo blasts. .. Hook was replaced by Josh Taylor after defeating the next two batters. Josh Taylor allowed both runners to score in the second half of the inning.
Boston led 5-3 after 6 1/2 innings, and Cleveland scored 3 in the 8th inning with a 7-5 comeback victory.
The Red Sox pitched well this season, but Hook didn’t win in eight consecutive starts and was the last to win in Atlanta on September 26, 2020.
Morgan was also effective, but made a short start on the other side of the hook last Sunday in the match. The rookie walked 1 and hit 3 while throwing a 2-run, 2-hit ball in 3 innings.
Morgan was bitten by a home run ball twice against Boston and provided Rafael Devers with one solo homer and Bobby Dalbec with two solo shots.
It was a bounce effort for Morgan, who allowed Texas with 8 hits and 4 runs in 4 1/3 innings with a 7-3 defeat at the start before August 24th.
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