At the start of the season, the Red Sox were a heavyweight and talented team, but they did not have a supportive team. Other performances by Rafael Devers, Xander Bogarts and JD Martinez in the first five weeks were not enough, and some players did not give up.
As the summer turns to summer, the teams’ race to compete is largely based on a deep indoor variety that often distinguishes good seasons from the false promise of a hot start.
The Red Sox won a thrilling 5-2 victory over the desperate Tigers Monday night in Fenway, led by several players who opened the year in Triple A. In the innings, the faithful John Schreiber gave the outside key, midfielder Garen Doran and first. baseman Franchi Cordero led the charge Reaching the base three times each – one spin while adding two robberies and two runs, and cordero while driving in pairs.
“They were amazing to us,” coach Alex Cora said of the consolidation. “We are in a good position as a team and I think we are in a good position as a team.”
Duran showed some quiet rest, and perhaps a positive outlook for the future of the Red Sox at the top of the team. He led the first half with five shots against Tigers player Alex Faido and grabbed second place, scoring JD Martinez’s goal on the right center.
After the Tigers equalized in the second half, Duran – in the middle of perhaps the longest game in his first major league career – increased the offense again in the third. He jumped on a high slide from Faedo and took a two-storey base to the center-right warning path and hurried back home with Raphael Devers hitting a fast ball on the right center side and doubling the RBI.
It was 41 goals for Devers in extra leagues this year.
Later, Duran landed on the left side of the speed ball and stole the base at the back end for a double stealth, ending 2 to 3 nights with a walk and several runs. The three blows on the base correspond to the highest level of performance, while the theft was relatively new.
“Just getting a base for seniors, allowing JD to win RBIs and getting a base for Devers, that’s what I want to do,” said Doran, who has .310 / .394 / .517 in eight games. “I like to try to keep the voice and if I continue to do so I feel like maybe I can run the law foolishly for these people.”
The Sox increased the pressure on Faedo and The Tigers, adding four in four, then two more in five, as Cordero lost one of the two rounds to target left-back Tyler Alexander to put the Sox ahead, 5-1.
Cordero fired a rocket into the arena on his 3-for-4 night, including a single rocket with a speed of 117.9 mph – a score that only Giancarlo Stanton, Shuhei Ohtani and Vladimir were the only ones to pass this year. jr warrior
“Rocket,” Cora said.
This initial attack was good for the catcher (2-1, 3.68), who shone for the second game in a row. The right side provoked the Tigers’ poor communication overnight, allowing him to run twice for seven hits while only one running and two hits.
Winkowski relied on his heavy midfielder in the mid-’90s, but he blended in four-row speed balls and subtle turns (90 mph) to avoid being too predictable. Although he did not lose the stick, Winkowski avoided high-level friction and reduced the number of his shots, thus persuading Cora to allow him to climb the mountain to seventh place.
Although he failed, and allowed a two-stroke run, the 23-year-old became the fourth Red Sox player since 2009 and the first since 2017 to be seventh in one of his first three league matches. The musician thanks keeper Cristian Vazquez for his extraordinary speed.
“Vazqy has seen me more and more. When I go to play, I really think about the idea. He called almost every time, “Winkowski said.” That doesn’t happen often. The level of comfort is definitely high. “
Jake Dickman replaced Winckowski with one man in second place and two in seventh place. Eric Haase pierced the steamer from the left, but Alex Verdugo’s dive reception allowed the Sox to escape and lead 5-2.
In the eighth, Matt Strahm allowed one while recording two results before Cora turned to John Schreiber, the correct setting was preferred. But Javy Báez touched Schreiber by two goals, put up two and brought Riley Greene to the goal as a possible draw attempt.
Bravely, Schreiber frozen Greene with a 95mph speed ball from the edge, then left a long line of aching hands on the Red Sox side with a series of shots.
Tanner Hook, who saved Friday and Sunday against the Cardinal, followed him for the ninth time, the first time in his career with the right man who spent days in a row. Hawk was no worse than a quick turn, hitting 96 mph in his fifth save.
The victory was the sixth for the Red Sox in the last eight games, and the team dropped six more than .500 matches (37-31) for the first time this year. With that victory, the Sox jumped the Rays and finished third in the East AL, their highest unit record since April 22.
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