Recap - Red Sox Alone In First Place

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

In the end, it was worth the wait.

The Red Sox sat through a pair of rain delays totaling over two hours before finally beating the Minnesota Twins 9-2 at Fenway Park Tuesday night.

The win, combined with the Yankees losing to the White Sox, put Boston in sole possession of first place in the American League East.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Give starter Drew Pomeranz some serious credit here - not many pitchers will sit through a 76-minute rain delay and go back out and pitch. Pomeranz (pictured) went five innings for his seventh win of the year. He was charged with one run on four hits. He struck out seven and didn't walk anyone.

Christian Vazquez provided the Red Sox with an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning with his first home run of the year.

Chris Young completed the scoring with a three-run shot of his own in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Dustin Pedroia had a big night with three hits and a pair of runs scored. Xander Bogaerts had two hits and scored twice as well.

Blaine Boyer and Fernando Abad each tossed two scoreless innings in relief.

Boston manager John Farrell served a one-game suspension as a result of being ejected from Saturday's game.

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