Recap - Sox routed as Cubs sweep

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

So, on a night when the offense actually shows some signs of life, the pitching completely falls apart.

Photo courtesy Associated Press
Brandon Workman was roughed up for three runs in the top of the first inning - he didn't even get an out until he was 25 pitches into the inning - as the Chicago Cubs erupted for a 16-9 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The rout completed a sweep of the three-game series by the Cubs.

Workman lasted just four innings, charged with six runs on five hits (including two home runs) and a pair of walks. Once the parade of relief pitchers started, it just got worse. Felix Doubront, Burke Badenhop, Edward Mujica, Craig Breslow, and Junichi Tazawa combined for a pitching line of 5IP, 10R, 14H, but on the bright side they didn't walk anyone!

The Boston offense (finally) did its part with sixteen hits including three-hit games by Brock Holt and Dustin Pedroia. David Ortiz contributed a pair of doubles, and Mookie Betts (pictured) added his first career home run to the mix.

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