Red Sox beat Cardinals in 13 innings

Danny Woods
May 19, 2017

"There were some things that went on in that inning that I wasn't happy with", Lynn said.

"We played a strong game, I think, in every phase here tonight". That's part of the game. He has hit five home runs since after having produced just two in his first 26 contests. Rodriguez walked two, struck out five and threw a season-high 110 pitches.

"It's clearly where we are", Boston manager John Farrell said. Particularly some very good defensive plays. Rodriguez's last start was an interleague contest Thursday in Milwaukee, when he held the hard-hitting Brewers to three hits and a run over six innings with no walks and five strikeouts. We've seen glimpses of the lineup's ability to put up runs at times, which gives me hope that they'll be able to put it together. The move paid off though, as Young singled home Moreland to give the Red Sox their first lead of the day, 5-4.

While the Red Sox search for the results everyone expected when they gathered three months ago for spring training, St. Louis (21-15) merely wants to keep things between the lines, much as it has done since a 9-3 loss on April 16 at the New York Yankees capped a stretch of nine losses in its first 12 games.

In the third inning, St. Louis' Dexter Fowler smacked an RBI double off the left field wall, and Tommy Pham and Matt Carpenter followed with sacrifice flies.

It seems odd that the Red Sox, who traded for Chris Sale during the offseason, are on the hunt for another starting pitcher.

Albert Pujols drove in three runs for the Angels on Tuesday night and passed Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time RBI list in the process.

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Benintendi was 0-for-3 in the game before the game-tying sacrifice fly, extending his streak without a hit to his last 24 consecutive at-bats.

Farrell said right-hander Hector Velazquez will be called up from Triple-A to start Thursday at Oakland. He is 2-0 with a 2.92 ERA in four home starts this season.

With lefties David Price (strained left elbow) and Drew Pomeranz (strained left triceps) on the shelf, the Red Sox will try a minor league option in a low-risk situation - in a pitchers' ballpark against one of American League's weakest teams. INF Pablo Sandoval (knee sprain) could begin a rehab assignment Friday.

LHP Tyler Lyons, on the DL because a strained ribcage muscle, is scheduled to make his third rehab start, this one at Double-A Springfield, on Saturday.

"We keep talking about how we're going to improve defensively, and we're working on it", manager Mike Matheny said.

The Cardinals, who built a 4-0 lead in the first two innings against starter Rick Porcello, never could add on after that, opening the door for the Red Sox's comeback.

It may seem insignificant, but with the bounces and plays we saw in this game, 4-3 with six outs to play with would have been substantially different from the 6-3 score the game finished, especially with 2 innings off Red Sox relievers not named Craig Kimbrel to face (who earned his 12th save of the season on eight pitches).

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