Recap - 3 home runs help Sox survive walk-fest against Mets

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
The Red Sox got solid pitching from Henry Owens and three home runs in a 6-4 come-from-behind win over the Mets at Citi Field Friday night. The win was the seventh in the last ten games for Boston and broke a seven-game winning streak for New York.

The Red Sox survived a game in which their pitchers allowed 12 walks, including four in the ninth inning by Junichi Tazawa who eventually gave way to Craig Breslow who recorded the final out for the save.

Rookie Henry Owens went five innings, almost matching Met starter Matt Harvey. Owens allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out six in the no-decision.

Trailing 2-0 in the top of the seventh, David Ortiz led the inning off with a solo home run off Mets reliever Logan Verrett. It was the 493rd of his career, tying him with Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 29th on the all-time list.

Jackie Bradley Jr. put Boston ahead with a two-run blast in the same inning.

New York tied the game in the bottom of the frame and the score stayed that way until the top of the 10th. Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run to lead off the inning. Josh Rutledge hit a sacrifice fly and Xander Bogaerts singled to drive in the last two Boston runs.

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