Quotes, notes and stars from the Boston Red Sox' 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.
"This is a good team over there; they're world champs three times in the last six years, so to come and get this one tonight is huge.'' - Xander Bogaerts
"We did a number of small things inside this game very well.'' - John Farrell.
“It felt like a big game, just the energy out there. It was a lot of fun. We were grinding and we won the game just on persistence.” - Chris Young
“He always gives himself such an opportunity to cover the whole plate against multiple different pitches and against their closer . . . He’s going to put the bat on the ball.” - Farrell on Bogaerts' at-bat in the 10th inning.
-- Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 14 games with an eighth-inning single.
-- The Red Sox were 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts and are now 41-for-46 for the season.
-- The Sox are now 8-2 in their last 10 meetings with the Giants.
-- Rick Porcello walked just one -- though it came with the bases loaded -- and has not walked more than two in his last 16 starts.
-- Christian Vazquez snapped an 0-for-13 hitless streak with an infield single in the sixth inning.
-- The Red Sox improved to 4-1 in extra-inning games.
-- Chris Young has now hit safely in each of his last eight starts.
-- Boston's bullpen combined for four scoreless innings with just two hits allowed.
1) Xander Bogaerts
Bogaerts knocked in the a run in the third with an infield single, but saved his biggest contribution for the 10th inning when he laid off a tough 1-and-2 pitch and later dropped a two-run bloop single into shallow center.
2) Chris Young
Young doubled home the first run of the night, but also contributed in the field (with a terrific running catch in foul territory) and on the bases (avoiding a tag between first and second to help extend the inning and allow a run to score).
3) Jackie Bradley Jr.
Bradley doubled and scored the first run and later walked and scored the third run in the seventh.