By: Alex Reimold
Chris Sale was nothing less than stellar in his start today against the Yanks. His final pitching line was 7.2 innings pitched, 3 hits allowed, no runs, and 13 strikeouts. The Sox carried a run one lead into the bottom of the 9th until Kimbrel gave up a rare HR to Matt Holliday which tied it in extra’s. Sale would finish with a no decision, while Kimbrel blew a save for the first time in Fenway Park. 6 pitchers later, Fister gave up a few base hits in the top of the 16th leading to 3 runs and a 4-1 lead.
However, due to an odd play in the 11th the game is under protest. Jacoby Ellsbury chopped a ball to Mitch Moreland with Matt Holliday on first base, who then proceeded to turn around and head back to first base for an inexplicable reason. Moreland therefore could not get back to the base and the double play was failed. Farrell then appealed the play, which failed, resulting in the game being under protest.
Key Offensive Play: Bottom of the 10th, runners on first and second, no outs. Red Sox fail to score any runs or move the runners over, thus blowing the best chance.
Key Defensive Play: Very good pitching, rare blown save by Kimbrel.
Fun Fact: Total of 16 pitchers threw, 8 for each team.