FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 6, Mets 5
IN BRIEF: The Boston Red Sox ended their four-game losing streak thanks to a few clutch hits late in Wednesday night's game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Four of Boston's six runs came in the seventh inning or later, and Christian Vazquez did most of the damage. The Red Sox catcher tied the score 3-3 in the seventh inning with a solo home run, and he drove in a few more runs in the eighth inning with a two-RBI single. Mitch Moreland also had a nice night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi gave another quality performance on the mound. He allowed eight hits and two earned runs over five innings. He did not factor into the decision. Red Sox closer Brandon Workman entered the ninth inning looking for his first save of the 2020 season. Workman walked the first two batters he faced, then allowed a single to Pete Alonso that loaded the bases. The Mets scored to trim the deficit to 6-5 on a J.D. Davis infield single, but Workman managed to get the final two outs and secure save No. 1.
RED SOX RECORD: 2-4
The Red Sox' first lead didn't last long. After taking a 2-1 advantage in the fourth inning, the Mets tied the score with a Brandon Nimmo solo home run off Eovaldi.
The Mets took a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning when Andrés Giménez hit an RBI triple to deep center field. Robinson Cano scored from first base on the play.
The Red Sox bounced back quickly and evened the score with Vazquez's second homer of the season.
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Boston regained the lead in the eighth inning when Moreland's infield single scored Kevin Pillar. Vazquez came up clutch again later in the frame with a two-run single that gave the Sox a 6-3 advantage.
CALL 1-800-VAZ-QUEZ— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 30, 2020
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The Red Sox have one more game against the Mets at Citi Field before they make the trip across New York City to begin a three-game series versus the Yankees on Friday night in the Bronx.
at Mets, Thursday, 7:07 p.m., FOX
at Yankees, Friday, 7 p.m., NESN