Starting pitcher Chris Sale left the game early with a sore left shoulder, but the Boston Red Sox ended a three-match losing streak by defeating the guest Cincinnati Reds Thursday evening 8-2
Sale then withdrew from the competition Red Sox the staff made a second medical visit to the mound in the fourth inning. Sale, who throws left-handed, allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one
It was 2-2 before Boston scored six runs in the eighth inning. Rafael Devers had two hits in the game, including an RBI double in the eighth that drove in Alex Verdugo to give the Red Sox 3-2 lead. After Raimel Tapia grounded out on a 4-2 bunt, Enrique Hernandez gave up two runs before Connor Wong drove in a two-run homer.
Kevin Herget (1-2) scored all six runs in the eighth. The loss ended Cincinnati’s five-game winning streak.
Chris Martin (1-1) allowed one run in one inning but was credited with the win.
Hernandez hit a solo home run in the seventh to give Boston a 2-1 lead, but Cincinnati tied it in the eighth. Kevin Newman (3-4) doubled, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Matt McLain as he lined the infield.
Cincinnati’s Hunter Greene pitched six innings (109 pitches) and held the Red Sox run on two hits. He struck out eight and walked three
THE They are red Curt Casali and Newman’s doubles against each other led to the first hit in the top of the third, but a Red Sox tied the game in the fourth when a Devers fly ball was lost in the light and doubled and Justin Turner followed with an RBI single
— Field Level Media