Friday, March 31, 2023

Red Sox beat Rangers to win their 1st series in a month

ARLINGTON, Texas ( Associated Press) — JD Martinez extended his on-base streak to 31 games with a first-inning home run, and the Boston Red Sox blew out the Texas Rangers 11-3 on Saturday to win. his first series in a month.

Rich Hill, 42, pitched into the seventh inning in his return from being placed on the COVID-19 list.

Rafael Devers added another homer for Boston, which posted a season-high in runs and has won the first two games of three in the weekend series.

Puerto Rican Kiké Hernández drove in three runs, with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, a fielder’s choice in the fourth and a double in the fifth.

The Red Sox (13-20) had only won one of their first 10 series. They took two of three commitments in Detroit, from April 11 to 13, during the first week of the campaign.

Hill (1-1) threw 94 pitches, including 64 strikes, in his first start since May 5. The left-hander prescribed four strikeouts, without giving walks.

He allowed three runs and seven hits.

Martinez hit his home run on a full count with two outs in the first inning off rookie Glenn Otto (1-1). He hit four home runs this season.

For the Red Sox, Puerto Ricans Hernández 5-1 with three RBIs, Christian Vázquez 5-2 with two runs scored and an RBI. The Dominicans Devers 5-2 with two runs scored and two produced, Franchy Cordero 4-2 with three runs scored and one produced.

For the Rangers, Cuban Andy Ibáñez 4-1 with a run scored.

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