Red Sox and Their Rookies Roll To Another Big Win – Boston.com
BOSTON � For the second straight game the Red Sox fielded a team that featured seven rookies, including the starting pitcher. For the second straight game, the Red Sox pounded the Rays. On Thursday, they Tampa Bay, 11-1 in the teams’ final meeting of the season.
Allen Webster earned the win, improving to 4-4. He went seven innings, giving up one run on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts and a wild pitch.
Jeremy Hellickson took the loss, falling to 1-5. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs, five earned, on eight hits with no walks, two strikeouts, a home run and wild pitch.
The game featured home runs by two of the Sox rookies, Christian Vazquez and Rusney Castillo. It was the first major league homer for both.
Vazquez hit a two-run shot over the left field will in the second. Castillo�s was a three-run shot in the Sox four-run third.
MVP: Allen Webster
Webster went a career-high seven innings, giving up a career-low one run on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts and a wild pitch. He has allowed exactly one walk and two or fewer runs in each of his last three starts. , going 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA, giving up four runs over 18 2/3 innings.
GOAT: Jeremy Hellickson
In the shortest start of his career, Hellickson lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs, five earned, on eight hits with two strikeouts, a home run, and a wild pitch.
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And with the win tonight, RedSox are 70-89, pass the season total of the low-water 2012 team. Trumpets.
NUMBERS TO KNOW:
The Sox started seven rookies for the second straight game. In the two games combined the rookies went 20f-for-46, .435, with four doubles, three home runs, 16 RBI, seven …read more