The Boston Red Sox ended their series against the Seattle Mariners on a very high note, finishing off the sweep. Going into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox were down 7-to-1, and then … everything happened. Shane Victorino hit a solo home run, making it 7-to-2, and that was the only run scored that inning. Then it went to the bottom of the ninth, Brock Holt doubled to left field to make it 7 to 3, then Shane Victorino came through again with a two-run single, to make things interesting at 7-to-5.
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit a RBI single to make it a one-run game, and Johnny Gomes did the same to tie the game at seven a piece. And then the hero of the game Daniel Nava finished things off with a walk-off single, and the Red Sox marched on to victory in walk-off fashion.
The Arizona Diamondbacks didn’t have such a great night like Boston did, as they lost 7-to-1 against Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers. Yu Darvish owned Arizona, as he struck out 14 hitters, on the way to the win. The Diamondbacks look to get things going for themselves, as they are 3.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the division race, and are 4.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds in the Wild Card hunt.
In pursuit of another win, the Red Sox will send lefty Jon Lester to the mound to go up against Diamondbacks pitcher Randall Delgado, who they acquired from the Atlanta Braves in the Justin Upton trade.
They say all good things must come to an end, but I believe the Boston Red Sox winning streak will live to see another day, as they will defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-to-4.
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