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Red Sox avoid sweep with win over Athletics

9 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

BOSTON - Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer, J.D. Martinez added a two-run shot and the Boston Red Sox avoided their first series sweep this season with a 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
The win also prevented Boston from matching its season-high losing streak of three games.
Chris Sale (4-1) gave up just two runs and two hits in five innings, striking out nine and walking four - his most base on balls since also allowing four on August 31, 2016.
Craig Kimbrel, the fourth reliever, got the final three outs for his 12th save.
Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer...
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Gattis' homer backs Verlander early in Anaheim

9 days ago   |   By MLB News

Evan Gattis drilled a 389-foot homer to put the Astros up, 2-0, in the second inning against the Angels at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. It was his third home run in his last five games.
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Capitals finding home ice isn't always an advantage

Capitals finding home ice isn't always an advantage

9 days ago   |   By TORONTO STAR

Washington is 7-1 in away games this post-season, closing out each of its first two series on the road, but heading into Thursday night's Game 4 against Tampa Bay, the Capitals are only 3-4 in their arena. Overall, road teams are 38-34 in these NHL playoffs.
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Red Sox Wrap: Xander Bogaerts' Three-Run Bomb Helps Fuel Boston To 6-4 Victory

Red Sox Wrap: Xander Bogaerts' Three-Run Bomb Helps Fuel Boston To 6-4 Victory

9 days ago   |   By NESN

The Boston Red Sox refuse to be swept this season.
Home runs from J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts, along with nine strikeouts from Chris Sale helped pave the way for a 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
Boston has struggled with Oakland this season, winning one game from its previous series with the team in April and losing its last two games to the team. But with five strong innings from Sale and some help from the bullpen and offense, the Sox were able to come away with the victory.
With the win, the Red Sox climb to 29-14, while the A's fall to...
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Watch J.D. Martinez Blast 12th Home Run In First Inning Vs. Athletics

9 days ago   |   By NESN

J.D. Martinez does it again.
The left fielder put the Boston Red Sox up 3-0 early in the first inning when he hit his 12th bomb of the season, a two-run shot off Oakland Athletics' Trevor Cahill.
Take a look at the slugger's blast below:
1st Inning: 3 K's for Chris Sale, 3 runs for the RedSox. Catch all the action now on NESN and NESN Go! pic.twitter.com/wahDGU4rLH
- NESN May 16, 2018
No doubt he got all of that one.
The homer provided Boston with some early run support for its starter Chris Sale and Martinez now has hit safely in his last four games, while reaching base safely in...
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D-backs close disappointing homestand with 'clunker,' look to regroup on road

D-backs close disappointing homestand with 'clunker,' look to regroup on road

9 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

Matt Koch allowed eight runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, his poorest outing since moving into the rotation
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Brewers and Diamondbacks combine for 4 home runs in first two innings

Brewers and Diamondbacks combine for 4 home runs in first two innings

9 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

Milwaukee and Arizona were both swinging hot bats early on Wednesday, combining for 4 home runs in the first two innings.
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