The Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday, in a makeup game from the Marlins-Red Sox series just a week ago, that was postponed due to rain. Here’s a recap:
- Pivetta goes into fifth: Nick Pivetta went 4.2 innings, allowing two runs off seven hits, walking three, and striking out six. Garrett Whitlock replaced Pivetta with two outs in the fifth after walking Garrett Cooper.
- Red Sox grab two in early frames: With two gone in the first, Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts knocked back-to-back singles. A wild pitch would score Bogaerts to put the Red Sox up 1-0. The Sox got another in the third, this time with back-to-back doubles between Christian Arroyo and Alex Verdugo to make it 2-0 after three.
- Sox plate three in fourth: With two on, Christian Arroyo drove in both Kevin Plawecki and Bobby Dalbec with a single after a little help from the Marlins defense on a throwing error. Alex Verdugo followed that up with an RBI hit of his own, driving in Arroyo through a double.
- Sox bullpen allows just one through 4.1: After Whitlock finished the fifth, Darwinzon Hernandez took over in the sixth but ran into some trouble. The Sox turned to Hirokazu Sawamura to get out of Hernandez’ jam, and Sawamura followed that up with a 1-2-3 seventh, and Josh Taylor was brought on for the eighth. Ottavino would need to finish the eighth for Taylor, and was kept in for the ninth allowing a run but oozed out of the inning despite nuisance on the basepaths. Ottavino recorded his third save of the season and captured the Red Sox’ 37th win of the season.