Recap - Offense Bails Out Pomeranz

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland combined to drive in five runs as the Red Sox rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.

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Benintendi (pictured) had three hits, including his sixth home run of the year, and finished a double shy of the cycle.

Steven Wright was the winner in relief, throwing three scoreless innings. Drew Pomeranz started for Boston and allowed two runs in the first and another in the third before the offense kicked into gear.

Pomeranz lasted just 3.1 innings and was charged with five Atlanta runs.

The Red Sox tied the game in the bottom of the third on a run-scoring singles by Xander Bogaerts, Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez.

Atlanta scored twice off Pomeranz in the fourth to take a 5-3 lead but Benintendi closed the gap with a solo home run to dead center in the bottom of the frame.

Moreland drove in two with a double in the fifth to give Boston a 6-5 lead and Benintendi tripled home two more in the seventh.

Dustin Pedroia made his return to the lineup. He went 0-for-four with a walk and a run scored.

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