The Boston Red Sox made the most of their trip to the Mile High City.
Boston rode its Rocky Mountain high, notching a two-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-4 win Wednesday night at Coors Field.
The Sox received a milestone night from Xander Bogaerts, who launched a pair of home runs as the Boston offense collectively tallied four long balls on the evening. Eduardo Rodriguez worked around a lot of traffic, but did enough to earn his team-leading 16th win of the season.
The Red Sox moved to 72-62 with the win while the Rockies fell to 59-75.
Here’s how it all went down:
GAME IN A WORD
That’s technically not a word but you get it. And lay off, we do 162 of these.
ON THE BUMP
— Rodriguez’s run of consecutive quality starts ended Wednesday night, but he did enough to pick up the win.
The southpaw had to work around a good deal of traffic, allowing nine hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings of work. He held Colorado scoreless into the fourth. A leadoff walk led to three singles, with Garrett Hampson making it 2-1 on a safety squeeze bunt.
Back-to-back singles from Yonathan Diaz and Tony Wolters plated two more runs in the fifth as the Rockies closed the deficit to 5-3. Rodriguez’s evening was done after 104 pitches, 60 of which were for strikes.
— Josh Taylor entered to throw a scoreless sixth, allowing one hit with a strikeout.
— Marcus Walden was tagged for a run in the seventh to make it 6-4 after giving up a leadoff double to Nolan Arenado. The righty surrendered just the one hit and struck out one.
— Matt Barnes worked around a walk to chuck a scoreless eighth, striking out one.
— Brandon Workman picked up his ninth save of the season after working a spotless ninth, striking out the side.
IN THE BATTER’S BOX
— J.D. Martinez put up a two-spot in the third inning.
Following a Rafael Devers stand-up triple, Martinez laced a long home run to left to make it 2-0.
— Boston tacked on three runs in the fifth.
Bogaerts plated two runs on a home run to right-center field to make it 4-1.
Christian Vazquez then drilled a single off the wall in right to plate Martinez to make 5-1.
— Bogaerts logged his second home run of the night and 30th of the season with another opposite-field blast into the Rockies bullpen to make it 6-3.
— Devers went bridge to lead off the ninth to make it 7-4.
— Bogaerts had three hits, adding a double to his two long balls.
— Devers had three hits, as well, coming up just a double short of the cycle.
— Martinez and Vazquez each had two hits.
— Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland also added base knocks. Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. went hitless.
TWEET OF THE GAME
Devers forever is a mood.
The Red Sox get a day off before heading back to Southern California to face the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. Nathan Eovaldi is slated to take the mound for Boston opposite left-hander Jose Suarez. First pitch is slated for 10:07 p.m. ET.
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