Doug Fister is making a serious case to start a game for the Boston Red Sox in October. The often embattled righty has been consistently good for the Sox over the last 5 starts compiling a 3-2 record and holding opponents to a .210 batting average. His last 2 starts have been sensational holding opposing hitters to a .115 batting average through 16 IP. Friday night Fister made his first start in the Bronx since 2011 and continued to prove his worth to the Red Sox rotation.
The Fist's final line: 7 IP - 4 H - 1 R- 1 BB - 5 K and his 3rd consecutive outstanding start.
That HR [featured below] extended the Red Sox lead to 4-1. Addison Reed worked the 8th inning in relief for winning pitcher Doug Fister. Reed shut the Yanks down 1-2-3 in a rather uneventful frame. Reed continues to show his value to the Sox 'pen and it looks like the 8th inning is his to lose. Dirty Criag Kimbrel worked the 9th for a chance at his 32nd save. Kimbrel earned his own 1-2-3 inning as the Yankees only managed 4 hits against Boston pitching. With Drew Pomeranz on the hill tomorrow seeking his 15th win of the '17 Campaign, the Red Sox have a legitimate chance at guaranteeing leaving New York with at least a 5.5 game lead in the AL East. Pomeranz could tie Chris Sale in wins and improve his AL 5th best ERA with a solid performance in the Bronx on Saturday.
FINAL SCORE: RED SOX 4 - YANKEES 1
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