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SportBases-loaded walk in ninth lifts Red Sox past Rangers

02:35  13 june  2019
02:35  13 june  2019 Source:   bostonglobe.com

Rangers rally to beat Red Sox 4-3 in 11 innings

Rangers rally to beat Red Sox 4-3 in 11 innings Danny Santana doubled to lead off the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game and scored on Elvis Andrus' single to give the Texas Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on a night the city of Boston's concerns were focused on ex-slugger David Ortiz. Near the end of the game, Ortiz landed in his adopted city in an air ambulance from the Dominican Republic, where he was shot in a nightclub on Sunday night. Fans observed a moment of reflection before the game and chanted his nickname — "Papi!" — during it. But the Red Sox weren't able to manage a walk-off hit like those that were the hallmark of Ortiz's career.

The Red Sox led 2-1 going into the ninth before it unraveled quickly for Barnes, who got Delino But the Red Sox failed to drive him in as Betts struck out swinging and Benintendi grounded out to He gave up a leadoff walk to Rougned Odor, and bounced back to strike out Jeff Mathis and Delino

The Red Sox needed pitching. That’s what manager John Farrell explained before last night’s game. Pitching carried the Red Sox into extra innings – again – and every time it seemed their lineup was outgunned, the Sox would come up with just enough offense to keep it going until finally Hanley

Bases-loaded walk in ninth lifts Red Sox past Rangers© Jim Rogash/Getty Images Mookie Betts was all smiles after walking with the bases loaded to give the Red Sox a walkoff win.

A cloudless sky seemed like an almost mocking backdrop for a Red Sox season that appeared close to assuming a darker hue. With the Red Sox teetering at .500, the team seemed at risk of suffering another inglorious defeat that would add to a lengthening list of woeful performances.

But on Wednesday afternoon, the Red Sox achieved a reprieve. Though they briefly gave away a late-innings lead, the team did not let the game slip completely from its grasp. A team in dire need of victory thus could take considerable satisfaction in a ninth-inning rally that produced a 4-3, walkoff win over Texas. With the victory, the Sox improved to 35-34, avoiding a slip below .500 for the first time in more than a month.

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora started to feel it, with his ballclub loading the bases in the 10th inning after rallying to tie it in the ninth . "This is kind of what David used to do," Cora said on a night when the game seemed secondary to his concern over former teammate David Ortiz.

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes walks back to the mound after giving up a two-RBI single to Nomar Mazara during the ninth inning of a baseball But the Red Sox weren’t able to manage a walk -off hit like those that were the hallmark of Ortiz’s career. Instead, it was the Rangers who rallied

BOX SCORE: RED SOX 4, RANGERS 3

The winning rally was kickstarted when catcher Christian Vazquez — nearly a goat an inning earlier — blistered a liner to the triangle for a leadoff ground-rule double off Texas reliever Jesse Chavez. Pinch-runner Marco Hernandez then advanced to third when Jackie Bradley Jr. fisted a broken-bat single to shallow right. Chavez then lost the strike zone, walking nine-hole hitter Michael Chavis and Mookie Betts to force home the winning run, the fourth walkoff event of Betts’s career.

That ninth-inning rally allowed the Sox to avert what nearly became a dismal defeat. With the Red Sox up, 3-2, in the seventh, Alex Cora summoned his most consistent reliever of the season, Brandon Workman, in relief of Porcello with a runner on first and two outs. Workman struck out Ronald Guzman to preserve the one-run advantage, but was not as fortunate in the eighth.

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The Red Sox lost their third straight loss and fifth in six games. ''Guys are frustrated. We try not to be, but games like tonight, it's embarrassing,'' said Brock Cabrera followed Pence with a line drive to left and tried to stretch it to a double, sliding in and initially being called safe before second base umpire

But the Red Sox weren’t able to manage a walk -off hit like those that were the hallmark of Ortiz’s career. Instead it was the Rangers who rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the ninth inning to take a 3-2 The Red Sox loaded the bases in the 10th but Bogaerts lofted an easy fly to center to end the inning.

So often, precision and details are what have distinguished the middling 2019 Red Sox from their historic edition of last year, and Wednesday nearly offered yet another demonstration of the team’s self-defeating proclivities.

With one out, Workman lost control of a cutter, drumming Shin-Soo Choo. The Rangers were prepared to give away an out, with Delino DeShields laying down a sacrifice bunt. But after Vazquez fielded the ball, the catcher airmailed his throw over the head of first baseman Chavis and into the photo pit. Instead of a runner on second with two outs, Texas had runners on second and third with one out, an opportunity on which Elvis Andrus capitalized by driving a sac fly to right for the game-tying run.

While the blown save (the 11th of the year for the Red Sox bullpen) was somewhat misleading given the unearned nature of the run, it was nonetheless representative of a team that, as a group, has lacked the ability of to lock down late-game advantages.

Report: Sabres speak to Rangers about Vesey

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But the Red Sox weren’t able to manage a walk -off hit like those that were the hallmark of Ortiz’s career. Instead, it was the Rangers who rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the ninth inning to take a 3-2 lead. Red Sox starter Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, striking out 10 and walking one

RANGERS 7, ANGELS 1 C. J. Wilson struck out nine in seven innings for host Texas. BREWERS 6, PHILLIES 3 Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 12th after host Philadelphia rallied against closer John Axford in the ninth on a run-scoring single with one out by

The eighth-inning rally relegated a brilliant outing by Porcello to footnote status. Though Porcello gave up three straight two-out hits in the first — including booming doubles to right-center by Nomar Mazara and Hunter Pence — to put the Red Sox in an immediate 2-0 hole, he not only regained his footing following the stumble but achieved a full sprint.

The righthander recovered from those two runs in the first to retire 15 consecutive batters while ultimately allowing just two runs on five hits over 6⅔ innings. He walked none and struck out six, throwing darts along the edges of the strike zone with a mix that featured a heavy dose of sliders along with two- and four-seam fastballs.

His effort positioned the Sox to take a lead with a tactic they’d rarely employed in recent weeks: the game-changing, two-out hit. Rafael Devers chased Andrew Benintendi home with a two-out single against mountainous Rangers starter Lance Lynn in the bottom of the first to trim the Sox’ deficit to 2-1, and Benintendi smashed a triple to center with two outs in the third to tie the contest. In the fifth, Benintendi again struck with two outs, this time launching a run-scoring double off the Wall in left-center.

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Daily Recap: Michael Cuddyer hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh that proved to be the difference in the Mets' 5-4 win over the Red Sox Check In August 2002, MLB.com streamed the first-ever live, full length MLB game when the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees faced off at Yankee Stadium.

Rangers 4, Red Sox 3 (11 innings). Elvis Andrus hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning as Texas Jesse Chavez (2-1) escaped a bases - loaded jam with two outs in the 10th to get the win for Texas Ryan Brasier (2-3) took the loss for Red Sox , who tied the game in the bottom of the ninth after

With three extra-base hits in a 3-for-4 performance, Benintendi matched a career high. The previous time that he’d pulled the hat trick was also against the Rangers on July 4, 2017.

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Bases-loaded walk in ninth lifts Red Sox past Rangers

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