Recap - Sox Go Deep Twice To Sweep

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Red Sox did something they haven't done much this year.

Someone hit an honest-to-goodness home run.

Actually, there were two long balls tonight.

The Red Sox behind Drew Pomeranz beat the Rangers 2-2 in a wind-blown mist at Fenway Park Thursday night. The win was Boston's fourth straight and gave the team a sweep of the three-game series with Texas.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland each contributed RBI singles as Boston took a 2-0 lead in bottom of the first inning. Xander Bogaerts (pictured) doubled the lead in the bottom of the fourth with his first home run of the year, coming with Dustin Pedroia aboard. It was just the 39th round trip of the year.

Deven Marrero added a two-run shot of his own in the bottom of the eighth, his first of the season as well.

Pomeranz tied a career high with eleven strikeouts over six innings in improving his record to 4-3. He scattered four hits and walked just one.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth inning in a non-save situation.

Bogaerts, Moreland and Christian Vazquez each had two hits in the win. Pedroia left the game in the sixth inning for precautionary reasons with tenderness in his left knee.

(Thanks to @jcmccaffrey for research assistance from inside the Fenway press box.)

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