After Drama-Filled Late Innings, Red Sox Tally Third Straight Victory With 3-0 Win Over Marlins

Full capacity was permitted to Fenway Park Saturday afternoon, but just 25,089 fans showed up to watch the Red Sox defeat the Marlins 3-1 after a cold, rainy, and muggy day at the ballpark.

  • Nate Eovaldi goes a scoreless 5.1: Nathan Eovaldi had a phenomenal day on the mound, not allowing a run in 5.1 frames of work. Eovaldi allowed just four hits and a walk, striking out seven moving his season ERA to 4.01, and his record to 6-2.
  • Hunter Renfroe’s three-hit day: Hunter Renfroe notched three hits in the win, going 3-for-4 in the sixth spot in the lineup. Renfroe scored in the fourth inning and drove in Rafael Devers in the eighth for his 22nd RBI of the year. Renfroe also moved his batting average to .250.
  • Rafael Devers crosses plate twice: Rafael Devers notched three hits in the victory and was able to score twice. He was driven in by Bobby Dalbec in the second who snapped an 0-for-11 streak with his RBI single. He was later driven in by Hunter Renfroe in the eighth after Devers doubled.
  • Ottavino gets out of seventh-inning jam: Josh Taylor would pitch a scoreless sixth, but he would not have the same luck in the seventh. He would put two on, bringing in Adam Ottavino from the bullpen who would summon a walk, loading the bases. Ottavino would face Marlins first baseman, Jesus Aguilar, in a grueling at-bat with one out. But on the ninth pitch, he would get Aguilar swinging on a slider below the zone. That brang up DH Garrett Cooper, who Ottavino would strike out too to successfully get out of the seventh.
  • Sawamura gets out of eighth-inning jam: There was more drama to follow, as Darwinzon Hernandez walked Isan Diaz with two outs. Acting manager Will Venable chose to bring in right-handed pitcher Hirokazu Sawamura to face right-handed hitter Jorge Alfaro. Alfaro would send a chopper to Devers, which the third baseman threw past first baseman Bobby Dalbec moving runners to second and third. But Sawamura would save the day, setting down Jose Devers on strikes to efficiently get out of the eighth inning.
  • Barnes surrenders run, but records save: Matt Barnes ran into some trouble in the ninth. He gave up a single to Magneuris Sierra, and Jesus Aguilar drove Sierra in with an RBI single. Garrett Cooper would ground into a game-ending double play the very next at-bat though to give Barnes his 12th save of the year.

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