Dustin Pedroia's bat and Steven Wright's arm led the Red Sox to their fourth win in a row, a 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on Monday night.
Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Boston put up two runs in the bottom of the first on a David Ortiz run-scoring double and an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez. They pulled away in the second on a Pedroia (pictured) grand slam off the Pesky Pole in right field, the third of his career. He concluded his big night with a solo blast in the eighth off Atlanta reliever Jason Grilli.
Wright pitched into the seventh inning for fourth straight start in evening his record at 2-2. He allowed two Atlanta runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight.
Ortiz and Pedroia led the Red Sox 11-hit parade with three apiece.
Tommy Layne gave up a solo home run in the eighth by Freddie Freeman, the first home run for the Braves in their last sixteen games, a club record since the team moved to Atlanta. Matt Barnes pitched the ninth.
The Fenway Faithful chanted "Free Tom Brady!" on a regular basis throughout the night.
Born in Queens, NYC and lived kind of all over the place from PA to NJ to NYC and back to NJ.
Yeah, I used to be that guy on WNEW-FM. No, I never worked at WPLJ (honest).
I support my family by doing two things in life I truly love - baseball and radio (WDHA).