Chris Sale pitches the Red Sox past the Padres

2023. május 20.;  San Diego, Kalifornia, USA;  A Boston Red Sox kezdő dobója, Chris Sale (41) az első játékrészben dob egy pályát a San Diego Padres ellen a Petco Parkban.

May 20, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) throws a pitch during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
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Left-hander Chris Sale held the Padres came with two solos over seven innings, and Enmanuel Valdez gave Boston a quick 3-0 lead with a three-run, second-inning homer on the road Saturday night. Red Sox 4-2 victory in San Diego

Sale allowed three hits and one walk with eight strikeouts. He threw 111 pitches (73 strikes) to improve to 4-2. Kenley Jansen, who blew his final two save opportunities, retired Brandon Dixon at third in the bottom of the game after setting up the tying run with walks. It was Jansen’s 10th save.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox he allowed four runs on six hits, one walk and one strikeout Padres starter Joe Musgrove, who had six strikeouts in five innings. Musgrove dropped to 1-2

Raimel Tapia replaced the Red Sox second inning rally with one out and moved to second when Musgrove hit Kike Hernandez. With Valdez at the plate, Tapia and Hernandez each scored on a double steal. Tapia was originally called out at third for the second out of the inning. But Boston manager Alex Cora appealed and Tapia was safe

Valdez then launched a towering 374-yard drive to right on Musgrove’s third pitch for his third home run of the season.

Boston’s second successful appeal led to a fourth run in the fourth. Hernandez doubled in the inning, although he was originally thrown out by Jose Azocar. But the Red Sox appealed, and Hernandez was ruled safe at second. Connor Wong singled to third and scored on Alex Verdugo’s single

Juan Soto cut Boston’s lead to 3-1 in his eighth homer of the season in the bottom of the second inning — a 409-yard drive to right center.

Fernando Tatis again reduced the Padres‘ down two runs, his seventh homer of the season in total, a 440-yard drive to left-center in the sixth. Tatis’ homer was his ninth in the series Padres

Ha-Seong Kim followed the Tatis homer with a double — a Padres‘ third and last hit

— Field Level Media


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