Sox Split, Sale Velocity Way Down [VIDEO]
The Red Sox split a day-night doubleheader, beating the Baltimore Orioles 19-3 and then losing the nightcap 10-3. With 107 wins in the bank, it's a day off and then a final regular season series with the Yankees.
In game one it was simply a hit parade. 22 total hits, five home runs, seven doubles.
Mookie Betts swiped a base to become a 30-steals and 30-home run player. Xander Bogaerts drove in his 100th RBI. J.D. Martinez hit his 42nd home run, tying the club record for most homers by a first year Sox player.
David Price had one bad inning but got through five innings to pick up his 16th win.
Game two was all about Chris Sale and it was a 10-3 loss to the O's.
He went 4.2 innings, throwing 92 pitches, giving up three runs on just four hits. He struck out eight.
Sale's velocity was way down - the fastest throws were in the low 90's. Even skipper Alex Cora admitted something was off, perhaps something mechanical.