Recap - Red Sox Rally Past Cubs For Series Win

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox scored four times in the bottom of the eighth inning, snapping a 2-2 tie, as they beat the Cubs 6-2 at Fenway Park on Sunday night.

Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez and Kyle Hendricks were hooked up in a pitcher's duel through the first six innings. ERod, in fact, had a 2-1 lead when he left the mound after striking out Wilson Contreras to end the sixth.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Boston scored twice in the bottom of the first inning on Hanley Ramirez's (pictured) third home run of the year and second in as many days, driving in Andrew Benintendi.

With the score tied at two in the bottom of the eighth, the Red Sox loaded the bases on singles by Marco Hernandez, Xander Bogaerts, and Benintendi. Hernandez came across on a one-out wild pitch, followed by a walk to Ramirez to re-load the bases.

Mitch Moreland's RBI ground out brought another run across, and the final two Boston runs scored on an Addison Russell throwing error on a ground ball by Dustin Pedroia.

Matt Barnes was the winner in relief with a clean eighth inning. Craig Kimbrel put the Cubs away one-two-three in the top of the ninth to lock down the win.

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