Red Sox rally for 4-1, 10-inning victory after Kimbrel blows save for Sale

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Red Sox rally for 4-1, 10-inning victory after Kimbrel blows save for Sale

TORONTO -- Chris Sale struck out 13 over eight shutout innings, but was denied a victory when the Blue Jays tied the game in the ninth against Craig Kimbrel. However, the Red Sox weren't denied, as Mookie Betts hit a two-out, three-run double in the 10th and the Sox beat the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday.

At 3-12, Toronto is off to the worst start in team history and has lost its first five series for the first time.

Sandy Leon drew a one-out walk from Jason Grilli (0-2) in the 10th, and Brock Holt singled to stop an 0-for-12 slide. Andrew Benintendi walked with two outs, and Betts cleared the bases when he pulled a 2-and-0 fastball down the left-field line.

The game had been scoreless until the ninth, but Boston broke through when Mitch Moreland hit a two-out double off Roberto Osuna and scored on Xander Bogaerts' single. Kimbrel blew the save when the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the ninth, Kendrys Morales, homered to tie the game. It was the eighth time Morales has tied a game or given his team a lead with a homer from the ninth inning on.

Kimbrel (1-0) retired the next six batters he faced and struck out the final five, giving Red Sox pitchers 18 strikeouts for the game.

Report: Derek Jeter-Jeb Bush group win auction for Marlins

Report: Derek Jeter-Jeb Bush group win auction for Marlins

A group led by former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has won the auction for the Miami Marlins with a $1.3 billion bid, Bloomberg reported.

Current Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria bought the team in 2002 for $158 million. Forbes valued the franchise at $940 million.

The ownership change needs MLB approval. Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, once owned the Texas Rangers. Jeter, 42, lives in Florida, retired from the Yankees after 2014 season and is a sure-fire Hall of Famer. 


 


 

Red Sox-Yankees rained out, will be made up as part of doubleheader July 16

Red Sox-Yankees rained out, will be made up as part of doubleheader July 16

The Red Sox series opener against the Yankees at Fenway Park tonight has been postponed because of rain. 

The game will be made up for a day-night doubleheader on Sunday, July 16, beginning at 1:05 p.m.

The teams are now scheduled to open what will be a two-game series Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m.  Rick Porcello vs. the Yankees' Luis Severino was the scheduled pitching matchup for Tuesday. They'll likely go Wednesday with Red Sox ace Chris Sale facing C.C. Sabathia on Thursday. 

More to come.