Dustin Pedroia singled up the middle to induce a pitching coach mound visit with Pineda.
After Tuesday night’s 10-4 victory over the Yankees, the Red Sox will wake up on Wednesday with a positive run differential (plus-four, to be specific) for the first time since April 26 – a day they lost 18-7 to fall into the red until now. Porcello managed to get all the way through the eighth without allowing another run, actually leaving his outing quite reasonable on the whole. Having been punished mostly for his off-speed pitches, Pineda tried to put Swihart away with heat low and inside, but Swihart cleaned it out, and took advantage of New York’s right field with a three-run shot into the first row.
Travis Shaw was next to come to the plate, with two runners in scoring position, and hit a slow tapper back to Pineda, who threw home but Bogaerts was able to score, a call that was confirmed after a Joe Girardi challenge. A double by Brock Holt drove in Ortiz, and then Blake Swihart cranked a 94-mph fastball into the rightfield seats for a three-run home run and a 6-0 lead. Dustin Ackley, who has fought his way up the order and was hitting sixth tonight, followed with a two-run home run to make it 6-4, and get Yankees fans back into the game.
NEW YORK (AP) – With his father and brother among dozens of supporters in the stands, Rick Porcello certainly didn’t want to get knocked out in the first inning. “I don’t think it was a long first inning”, Porcello said. “I don’t know if those balls I hit are home runs anywhere else but here”, Swihart said. Porcello finished his first season in Boston with a 9-14 record and a 5.02 ERA.
“Outstanding effort”, interim manager Torey Lovullo said. It took the Red Sox eight innings to score five runs in the first game of the series. The Red Sox piled up a few more runs in the last few innings, with Blake Swihart smashing his second homer of the night, leaving Jean Machi’s job incredibly easy in the ninth. “We’re playing the way the Boston Red Sox are supposed to play baseball”. “He seemed to find it after that, but they jumped all over him”. Yet that’s what Porcello managed to do, as he settled down after that shaky opening frame to shut the door on the New York offense. Designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and heard a few boos after striking out in the eighth.
“Let’s just keep him hitting”, Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. “We just have to comeback and play good Yankee baseball – and we will”. We’ve been doing that all year. “‘What type of a routine should I go through?’ Fortunately, they were willing to share a few of their secrets”. “I walked into the same place that he was and we were both civilians. We just need to relax and play our game”. Also, they can hadn’t been close for about three sequential game apps taking into consideration that July 29overvallen31, 1957. The Houston Astros slipped a half-game behind the Angels. The Toronto Blue Jays now have a 5 1/2-game lead over the Bronx Bombers. NOTES: 2B Stephen Drew underwent additional testing for a possible concussion, but the Yankees did not have the results.
When the Orioles allow at least one home run, they are 43-56. It’s headed that way. “It was a very exciting moment for me”, Lovullo said. It couldn’t have been more at ease.