With two outs in the top of the second, Michael Chavis welcomed himself back to the Red Sox with a two-run homer into left center field to give the Red Sox the early 4-1 lead.
Michael Chavis was recalled up after Kike Hernandez was sent to the IL. He went 1-for-6 on the night, but hit a towering blast in just his second at-bat.
Garrett Richards did allow four runs in his start, but went seven innings placing the 10-year veteran’s season ERA at 4.54.
The 33 year old threw 98 pitches, and worked between his fastball, slider, and curveball; throwing 51 fastballs, 27 sliders, and 20 curveballs in his seventh start of the season. He posted five strikeouts, one walk, and eight hits.
Xander Bogaerts had a big night, going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer to give the Red Sox the 11-2 lead in the sixth inning.
Austin Brice ran into some trouble though after he took over in the eighth. He allowed two runs, and wasn’t able to get out of the ninth. He hit three batters in the process. Josh Taylor would have to come on to close the door.
JD Martinez and Christian Vazquez both went 2-for-4, and had solid days at the plate.
In fact, everyone who had more than one plate appearance for the Red Sox recorded a hit, and everyone who had at least one plate appearance got on base.
It was an outbreak offensively for the Red Sox, as they’ll look to take the third game out of four Sunday, with Nick Pivetta on the mound on Mothers Day.