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Highlights of Red Sox' 11-0 win over the Padres

Highlights of Red Sox' 11-0 win over the Padres

FINAL SCORE:  Red Sox 11, Padres 0

IN BRIEF: J.D. Martinez, a.k.a. "Flaco" on Players Weekend, hit a pair of three-run homers, totaled a career-high seven RBI and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Red Sox to an easy 11-0 victory over the Padres in the opener of their three-game series in San Diego. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 69-61

HIGHLIGHTS

1st inning:
Betts doubles to left, Devers hits an infield single to third base, Martinez hits a three-run home run to left on a 1-and-0 pitch from Paddack (3-0, BOS).

2nd inning:
Moreland walks, moves to second on Holt's single to right, Rodriguez sacrifice bunt, moving Holt to second, Moreland to third. Betts hits a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Moreland (4-0, BOS)

Devers doubles to right, scoring Holt (5-0, BOS).

Bogaerts doubles to right, scoring Devers (6-0, BOS).

4th inning:
(Erlin has replaced Paddack on the mound) Devers singles to center. Bogaerts walks, runners move to second and third on Erlin's wild pitch, Martinez hits a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Devers (7-0, BOS).

5th inning:
HOLT'S DIVING PLAY GETS FRANCE TO END THE INNING:

6th inning:
Rodriguez safe at first on a fielding error by first baseman Hosmer, moves to second on Betts' single to left, runners move to second and third on Devers' groundout (Yardley replaces Erlin on the mound), Bogaerts singles to left, scoring Rodriguez (8-0, BOS).

Martinez hits a three-run homer to left on a 2-1 pitch from Yardley (11-0, BOS).


UP NEXT:

@Padres, Saturday, 8:40 p.m., NESN
@Padres, Sunday, 4:10 p.m., NESN
@Rockies, Tuesday, 8:40 p.m., NESN
@Rockies, Wednesday, 8:40 p.m., NESN

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Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Steven Wright's Red Sox career came to an end on Friday, and it'll be a while before the knuckleballer makes his return to the mound.

Shortly after being released by Boston, Wright revealed to WEEI's Rob Bradford he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn UCL in his right elbow.

"I'm fully committed to rehab and making a comeback," Wright told Bradford. "I feel better than I have ever and want to get back to a position I haven't been in since 2016, which is healthy. My sole focus is to get healthy and stay focused."

Wright made only six appearances for the Red Sox in 2019 as he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in January and served an 80-game suspension. The 35-year-old also served a 15-game suspension in 2018 for violating the league's domestic violence policy.

Wright posted a 24-16 record with a 3.86 ERA in 81 total appearances during his tenure in Boston.

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Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Fifteen years ago, the Boston Red Sox pulled off the impossible vs. the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series.

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez took a trip down memory lane to relive the unforgettable moments in a nostalgia-filled video for FOX Sports. The two legends relive everything from A-Rod slapping the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove to Curt Schilling's bloody sock.

A-Rod shared the video and wrote about his painful memories from the series on Twitter. Watch and read below:

Credit to Rodriguez for being a good sport (imagine reading that sentence 15 years ago?...)

The Yankees could find themselves ousted from another ALCS on Friday night when they take on the Astros in a do-or-die Game 5. They would have to win three straight games, including two on the road, to advance to the World Series.

The last team to do that? You guessed it. The '04 Red Sox.

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