BOSTON — Domingo German no-hit the Boston Red Sox through seven innings, before he finally let up a double to Alex Verdugo to lead off the top half of the eighth. The Red Sox would score five runs in the eighth to capture their 61st win of the season.
Rougned Odor and Gio Urshela both notched RBI singles in the third and fourth inning before Odor made it 3-0 with a solo homer in the sixth.
Martin Perez ended his day tossing six innings, allowing six hits while striking out six, as he walked two batters while his ERA moves from 4.16 to 4.18. The lefty threw 80 pitches, 51 strikes, 25 cutters, 21 sinkers, 20 changeups, nine curveballs, and five four-seam fastballs.
Yacksel Rios had duties of the seventh, but he ran into some trouble. He walked two batters and hit one to load the bases, and recorded just one out as Josh Taylor had to come on for relief. Taylor would punch out Giancarlo Stanton, before he retired Rougned Odor on a flyout to retire the side.
In the eighth, Gary Sanchez tripled off Brandon Workman to lead off the inning, and Gleyber Torres singled him home to make it 4-0.
Verdugo led off the bottom half of the eighth with a double to break the no-hitter, and it took German out of the ballgame. Jonathan Loaisiga took over, and immediately allowed a pair of RBI hits. Hunter Renfroe doubled home Verdugo, and a bloop single that was just 67.9 MPH off the bat of Christian Vazquez plated Renfroe to make it 4-2.
Franchy Cordero then knocked his first hit since being called up for the fourth consecutive hit, and Kike Hernandez doubled home Vazquez for the Red Sox’s fifth consecutive hit. Kevin Plawecki would ground out to end the streak, but it would tie the game up at 4-4 before Xander Bogaerts would hit a sacrifice fly to give the Sox the lead, and make it a five-run inning, and complete an incredible comeback in which they went into the inning down 4-0, and hitless.
Matt Barnes would allow a hit in the ninth but retired Odor via a pop out to capture the series victory.