Sale, Bogaerts help Red Sox stop the bleeding...at least for a night
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Chris Sale - ace.
Chris Sale - stopper.
The Red Sox lefty delivered on both counts as Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-0 win over the Rangers on Friday night at Fewnay Park.
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Sale only went five innings, but he shut Texas out on five hits while striking out five and walking just one.
As he did last weekend in his comeback start against the Orioles, he sat 92-93 mph for most of the game and hit 95 for effect a couple of times.
Xander Bogaerts (pictured) had two hits in the win including a solo home run, part of a three-run bottom of the fifth inning that helped put the game away.
Bogaerts put Boston up 1-0 in the bottom of the first on an RBI single. Kike Hernandez singled in another run in the bottom of the second to double the lead. Alex Verdugo doubled home two more in the fifth.
Hernandez and Kyle Schwarber each had a pair of hits in the victory.
Matt Barnes struck out the side in a clean ninth inning to end the game. It was Boston's fifth shutout of the year.
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