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Highlights from the Red Sox' 3-1 loss to the Padres

Highlights from the Red Sox' 3-1 loss to the Padres

FINAL SCORE: Padres 3, Red Sox 1

IN BRIEF: The Red Sox got solid output from their bullpen on Sunday but their offense was neutralized by the Padres in a 3-1 loss. J.D. Martinez was the only source of run support on Boston's part with a solo home run in the fourth inning. 

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 70-62

HIGHLIGHTS

1st inning

Francisco Mejia singled to center, Margot scored (1-0 SD)

Manny Machado hit a two-run homer to left, Mejia scored (3-0 SD)

4th inning

J.D. Martinez blasted a solo home run to left (3-1 SD)

Jackie Bradley Jr. makes a spectacular catch at the wall

UP NEXT:

@Rockies, Tuesday, 8:40 p.m., NESN
@Rockies, Wednesday, 8:40 p.m., NESN
@Angels, Friday, 10:07 p.m., NESN

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WATCH: Jackie Bradley Jr. robs home run from Padres' Luis Urias

WATCH: Jackie Bradley Jr. robs home run from Padres' Luis Urias

Jackie Bradley Jr. made yet another spectacular catch for the Red Sox Sunday in their game against the Padres. 

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Ryan Brasier gave up a long fly ball off the bat of Luis Urias. Just before it went over the wall for a solo home run, Bradley Jr. snatched it to add another play to his career highlight reel. 

Bradley Jr. is no stranger to making superb catches in center field, and while he has his shortcomings at the plate, he has made up for it time and time again with his defensive brilliance. 

We'll see you here soon for the next time JBJ wows us with his glove. 

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Brock Holt describes game-winning homer from Red Sox' 5-4 win over Padres

Brock Holt describes game-winning homer from Red Sox' 5-4 win over Padres

Brock Holt was able to hit what turned out to be the game-winning homer for the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning of their 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres late on Saturday night. But at the time he hit it, he wasn't quite sure he hit the ball well enough to get it out.

"I knew I hit it good, but I kinda hit it high," Holt said to reporters after the game as recorded by NESN. "And I saw (Hunter) Renfroe drifting back kinda slow and it kinda scared me there for a little while. And then he jumped up and luckily it hit the top of the wall and had enough to get out."

Holt's homer came on the first pitch he saw from Padres closer Kirby Yates. The 31-year-old has been one of the best closers in baseball this season, logging an MLB-leading 36 saves and 1.24 ERA, and before last night's game against the Red Sox, he had only allowed one homer on the season. So, Holt's feat was unlikely, though he viewed his success as more of a function of general probability than anything else.

"I mean however many at-bats divided by two home runs,‚ÄĚ Holt said of the likelihood of his homer, with a chuckle. "That‚Äôs it."

Holt was also quick to praise the bullpen for their efforts in the contest. Starter Nathan Eovaldi only lasted three innings for the Sox, but the bullpen was able to keep the Padres in check for most of the night, surrendering just 2 runs in 6 innings of action while striking out 9 batters.

"Our bullpen has been really good for us lately," Holt said. "Tonight, they were really good. Kept the game tied and gave us a chance. That's all you can ask."

The Red Sox will have a chance to go for the sweep of the Padres on Sunday afternoon. First pitch at Petco Park is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET and lefthander Brian Johnson will get the start for the Sox.

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