Recap - Kinsler drives in 3 as Sox triumph

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Ian Kinsler drove in three runs to help put the Red Sox back in the "W" column with an 8-2 win over the Braves in Atlanta on Monday afternoon.

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Boston was held hitless until the top of the fifth inning. With one out the Sox got consecutive doubles from Eduardo Nunez, Kinsler (pictured), and Christian Vazquez to take a 2-0 lead. Mookie Betts made it 3-0 with a run-scoring single.

Atlanta chipped away with single runs in the sixth and seventh innings on a solo home run by Ozzie Albies and an RBI ground out by Dansby Swanson.

Nathan Eovaldi started but went just 3.1 innings in the no-decision outing. He only allowed two hits but walked four and seemed to be in constant trouble.

Boston added a pair of runs in the eighth on a two-RBI single by Kinsler and put the game out of reach in the ninth on a Xander Bogaerts double that drove in a pair, and a sacrifice fly by Nunez.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth in a non-save situation, one of eight pitchers used by Alex Cora. Brandon Workman was the winner in relief.

Andrew Benintendi and Kinsler led the offense with two hits apiece.

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