Recap - Hanley's Bat Helps Bail Out Red Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Hanley Ramirez slammed three - THREE!!! - two-run homers as the Red Sox held off the Giants 11-7 at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.

The Red Sox win, combined with the Orioles losing to the Yankees, moved Boston back into first place in the American League East.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Drew Pomeranz (pictured) made his Red Sox debut with three shutout innings...followed by a fourth inning in which he couldn't get anyone out.

Ramirez and Travis Shaw each homered in the second inning to give Boston a 3-0 lead. An inning later, Hanley hit his second two-run shot, Sandy Leon tripled home Jackie Bradley Jr., and Brock Holt and Mookie Betts delivered RBI doubles to give the Red Sox an 8-0 lead after three.

In the fourth, the Giants sent ten men to the plate, scoring five runs in the process and knocking Pomeranz out of the game.

Ramirez's third home run came in the bottom of the sixth followed an inning later by a Leon solo blast.

Betts and Ramirez led Boston with three hits apiece; Xander Bogaerts, JBJ and Leon each had two.

Pomeranz went three innings (he faced seven batters in the fourth without recording an out), allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four.

Matt Barnes threw three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.

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