Sox Take Braves 8-2 [VIDEO]
In a true National League feel game, the Red Sox used eight different pitchers and got timely hitting to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Labor Day afternoon.
The win is the 95th of the season. The Sox magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 7. The magic number to clinch the AL East is 17.
Nathan Eovaldi started the pitching train by lasting only 3.1 innings. He didn't give up any runs but walked four and threw a ton of pitches. Eovaldi threw 39 pitches alone in the first inning.
Brandon Workman, Steven Wright, Joe Kelly, Ryan Brasier, Heath Hembree, Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel combined to work the rest of the game.
On offense, the Sox scored three times in the 5th inning and then five times over the last two innings. Ian Kinsler sparked things with two hits and three RBI. Xander Bogaerts had a two run double to help put it away.
The Braves had chances but left 13 runners on base. Perhaps the biggest stat - Atlanta was 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position, Boston was 5-for-10.
The Sox improve to 95-44 and game two vs Atlanta is Tuesday night and it is live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.