Sox Swept By Cubs
The Red Sox pounded out 16 hits and 9 runs on Wednesday, July 2nd in Fenway Park, but the Sox pitchers allowed 19 hits and 16 runs, and the Sox fell again to the Chicago Cubs, 16-9, and the Cubs swept the Red Sox in the three game series.
The Red Sox are now 38-47, and they are nine games under .500 for the first time since May 25. The bright notes for the Sox in last night's game was Mookie Betts first Fenway hit, a 3 run homer in the 5th inning. David Ortiz added two doubles, the first of which was the 1,000th extra-base hit of his career. Big Papi is the 36th player in MLB history to reach that mark, and the only active left-handed hitter to have a four-digit total in that column.
Here's Mookie Bett's first major league home run
And Papi's Milestone Double
Things didn't even go well for the Red Sox in the TV Booth, as Jerry Remy lost a tooth!
The Red Sox are off today, and will host the Baltimore Orioles on July 4th at 1:35 PM.