The Boston Red Sox beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Saturday afternoon, June 22nd, rallying with 2 runs in the 8th inning.

Nick Pivetta only pitched 4.1 innings, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs, striking out 5 and walking 1.

But then, the Boston bullpen took over, with 6 pitchers holding the Reds scoreless, allowing just 5 hits. Brennan Bernadino came on with runners on 1st and 3rd and 1 out and escaped in the 5th. Kenley Jansen picked up his 14th save in the 9th inning.

Wilyer Abreau reinstated from the Injured List prior to the game, when Bobby Dalbec was optioned down to Triple A Worcester. was 1-3 with a double. Connor Wong had a double and run batted in.

Tyler O'Neill pinch hitting was 1-2 with a double.

Rob Refsnyder pinch hitting in the 8th inning drove in a run.

Donnie Smith hit his 3rd homer of the season, a solo shot in the 3rd inning.

Boston is now 41-36 and just a half game out of the 3rd and final wild card spot. They have won 8 out of their last 10 games.

Boston and Cincinnati will play the final game of the 3-game series on Sunday afternoon. The pregame starts at 12:40 with the 1st pitch at 1:40 p.m.

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