The Red Sox have finally passed the half century mark this season, playing games 50-51 of the season this weekend. Their last two games were wins, and helped them win the series against the Cleveland Indians 3-1. The Red Sox used 2 late inning rallies, one being in the 8th inning and the other being in the 9th inning. Here are the stars of the games:
Star 3: Jose Iglesias
Iglesias impressed many in his return to the the majors. He went 3-4 with 2 runs scored. He doubled in the 4th inning, scoring Nava because of an error by the Right Fielder.
Star 2: Mike Carp
Carp entered the game as a pinch hitter and went 1-1 with a run scored and a single RBI. He came up in the 8th inning with a Ciriaco on base and a double knocked him in.
Star 1: Daniel Nava
Nava was a non-factor for most of the game but had a clutch single in the bottom of the 8th inning that scored 2 runs and extended the Red Sox lead from 1 run to 3 runs.
Star 3: Nick Swisher
Swisher was the provider of offense for the Indians. He hit a solo home run in the 6th inning and then a sacrifice fly in the 8th. He went 2-3 on the day with 2 RBI's and 1 run scored.
Star 2: Stephen Drew
Drew scored the most important run for the Red Sox, the final run, he scored on the 2 RBI double by Jacoby Ellsbury in the bottom of the 9th inning for a walk of win by the Red Sox. He went 3-4 with 3 runs scored.
Star 1: Jacoby Ellsbury
The man of the game was Ellsbury who delivered a double in the bottom of the 9th inning with 2 outs to complete the rally and win the game for the Sox. Ellsbury went 2-5 with 2 RBI's.
After losing the first game of the series to the Indians the Sox rebounded well, winning the next 3 games. Thy now begin interleague play with a home and home series against the Phillies starting Monday. How do you think that series will play out for the Sox? Leave your answer in the comments section below or tweet at me.