Recap - Red Sox Go From Laugher To Nailbiter

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

When they took a 6-0 lead after two innings, the Red Sox appeared to be on their way to crushing the Angels.

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Instead, what appeared to be a sure thing ended up being a slugfest as Boston clawed their way to a 9-6 win on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Eduardo Nunez, Sandy Leon and J.D. Martinez (pictured) all homered in the Red Sox half of the second inning to give starting pitcher Rick Porcello a 6-0 lead.

Ian Kinsler homered in the fifth to make it 6-1, followed by a three-run homer an inning later by Martin Maldonado, both off Porcello. The Angels scored two more in the seventh to tie the score.

Boston regained the lead in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI double by Rafael Devers and a run-scoring single by Leon. They added an insurance run in the eighth when Mitch Moreland scored on a wild pitch.

Porcello went 5.2 innings in the no-decision outing. Matt Barnes was the winner in relief with Craig Kimbrel working his way out of a bases-loaded situation in the ninth for his 23rd save.

Martinez now has 25 home runs, setting a club record for the most home runs through the end of June.

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