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Highlights of Red Sox' 4-3, 17-inning loss to the Twins

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Highlights of Red Sox' 4-3, 17-inning loss to the Twins

FINAL SCORE: Twins 4, Red Sox 3 (17)

IN BRIEF: Max Kepler, whose home run tied it for the Twins in the 13th, singled in a run in the 17th to give Minnesota a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox, who had gone ahead on a Mookie Betts homer in the top of the 13th and had their season-high winning streak end at six. At 5 hours, 45 minutes and 17 innings, it was the longest game in Target Field history.  BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 40-35

HIGHLIGHTS:

4th inning: 
Betts walks and steals second. With two outs, Devers singles to right, scoring Betts (1-0, BOS).

Rosario doubles to right, Cron singles to center, scoring Rosario (tied, 1-1)

6th inning:

VAZQUEZ PICKS GARVER OFF THIRD IN A BIG SPOT:

7th inning:
(Harper replaces Pineda on the mound) Devers homers to right on a 0-and-1 pitch (2-1, BOS).

ANOTHER GREAT JBJ CATCH KEEPS IT TIED:

8th inning:
(Workman replaces Brasier on the mound) Garver walks, and with two outs, moves to second on a wild pitch. Cron walks. Kepler singles to right, scoring Garver (tied, 2-2) 

13th inning:
(Morin replaces Parker on the mound) Betts homers to off the left-field foul pole on a 3-2 pitch (BOS, 3-2).

(Velazquez replaces Brewer on the mound) Kepler homers to right on a 1-2 pitch (tied, 3-3).

17th inning:
(Johnson replaces Velazquez on the mound) Arraez singles to center, moves to third on Rosario's double to right, Cron was intentionally walked. Kepler singles to right, scoring Arraez (MIN, 4-3).

UP NEXT:

@Twins, Wednesday, 8:10 p.m., NESN
Vs. Blue Jays, Friday, 7:10 p.m., NESN
Vs. Blue Jays, Saturday, 4:05 p.m., NESN
Vs. Blue Jays, Sunday, 1:05 p.m., NESN

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Breakfast Podcast, July 15, 2019: Red Sox get the win despite ongoing struggles from the mound

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Breakfast Podcast, July 15, 2019: Red Sox get the win despite ongoing struggles from the mound

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1:04 - John Tomase and Lou Merloni break down the Red Sox 10-8 win over the Blue Jays and discuss the continuing struggles of Rick Porcello and the rest of the rotation.

6:24 - Phil Perry stops by Early Edition to discuss today's Great Patriots Debate - Deion Branch vs. Danny Amendola.

10:48 - What is one sporting event you would go back in time to see live? The BST crew give us their picks.

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Nathan Eovaldi's 'arm feels great now' as he attempts to return to Red Sox

Nathan Eovaldi's 'arm feels great now' as he attempts to return to Red Sox

Dave Dombrowski has been adamant that the Boston Red Sox will soon be receiving reinforcements as they look to make a postseason push in the second half of the season. That appears to be true and at the moment, it seems that Nathan Eovaldi may be ready to return in the near future.

Eovaldi, who hasn't pitched since April 17 after having surgery to remove "loose bodies" from his elbow, threw live batting practice at Fenway Park on Monday afternoon. And Eovaldi thought the session went well and discussed how he was feeling afterward.

"My arm feels great now," Eovaldi said per WEEI's Rob Bradford. "I felt like the command was a little rusty but everything coming out felt really good. ... It’s been good. I felt like I transitioned a lot better than I thought I would. I haven’t been getting as sore as I thought I would, as well. I would say it has been pretty good."

And as for his stuff? Mitch Moreland thought that it was pretty good as well, and Eovaldi's 100 mph fastball, tough cutter, and curveball were a lot for the first baseman to handle.

"I swung against Nathan," Moreland said per Bradford. "I saw him throw a cutter and I'm like, 'Damn, how did I miss it? Then I thought, 'Oh yeah, he throws it 94 (mph).'"

It's certainly encouraging that Eovaldi had a solid session on Monday and it looks like he could come back soon. With the fifth starter position now solidified in the wake of acquiring Andrew Cashner, Eovaldi will have a chance to help solidify the back-end of their bullpen in a late-inning role. He could even end up becoming the team's closer.

It's unclear when exactly Eovaldi will return, but he's certainly a player to keep an eye on over the course of the next week or so.

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