Red Sox Snap 3-game Losing Streak – Sale Earns 1st Win Since 2021
The Boston Red Sox snapped their 3-game losing streak, beating the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Thursday afternoon, in the Tigers' home opener. Chris Sale picked up his 1st win since September 22, 2021.
Sale's 1st inning was strange to say the least. After walking 2 batters on 8 consecutive pitches, he struck out the side, He went 5.0 innings allowing 4 hits, striking out 7. He did walk 3 and gave up a 2-run homer to Jake Rogers in the bottom of the 2nd inning.
Rafael Devers was 2-4 with a double and his 2nd homer of the season, a solo shot in the 4th inning. The home run put Devers at 141 for his career, passing Dustin Pedroia for 19th on the Red Sox all-time list.
Boston broke the game open in the 6th inning, scoring 4 runs. The big blow was Adam Duvall's 3rd homer of the season, a 3-run shot!
Kenley Jansen pitched the 9th inning. The new Red Sox closer retired the side, picking up his 1st save for the Red Sox.
The game lasted just 2 hours and 32 minutes.
Boston is now 3-4 while Detroit is 2-5. The 2 teams are off on Friday. They play on Saturday, April 9th at 4:10 p.m. Tanner Houck 1-0, will pitch for Boston. Pregame starts at 3:10 p.m.