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Eovaldi’s Immense Start Not Enough; Red Sox Fall to A’s 3-2 in Series Opener

The Red Sox fell short to the Athetics Tuesday night, despite a great outing from starter Nathan Eovaldi.

The righty went six innings, allowing just two hits off one run, striking out four.

JD Martinez would put the Red Sox on the board early. Martinez would strike a sacrifice fly in the first inning to drive in Alex Verdugo, who was on third due to a wild pitch from A’s starter

Darwinzon Hernandez would be issued the loss, not even making it through the seventh inning allowing two runs on two hits. He would give up a run off an RBI single, and with just one out and runners on Adam Ottavino would be summoned from the bullpen.

Ottavino would surrender RBI single, which would be credited to Hernandez to make it 3-1 A’s in the seventh.

Later that inning, the Red Sox wold get one run closer with an opposite field home run from Rafael Devers, that made it barely over the monster which forced a replay review.

Hirokazu Sawamura would hold Oakland scoreless in both the eighth and ninth. But the A’s pen would hold the Red Sox scoreless in the eighth as well, leaving it up to the Red Sox top of the order in the bottom of the ninth.

The number two hitter Alex Verdugo would walk to leadoff the inning, followed by a walk from Xander Bogaerts with one out. Rafael Devers would ground into a forceout, leaving Christian Vazquez up with two outs, the tying run on third, and the winning run on first with the Red Sox down 3-2. But Christian Vazquez would pop out to first baseman Matt Olson to end the ball game.

The Red Sox look to rebound on Wednesday, with Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound in game two versus the Athletics.

 

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