Red Sox Wrap: J.D Martinez Leads As Boston Snaps Four-Game Slide

Boston got back in the win column Wednesday

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September 29, 2021

The Boston Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a dominant 6-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on Wednesday.

With the win, the Red Sox improved to 89-69 while the Orioles fell to 51-107.

You can view the full box score here.

ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
J.D. Martinez was the hero in this one. His solo home run got the Red Sox on the board in the second inning, but as we learned in Friday’s loss to the New York Yankees, a one-run lead isn’t safe.

Martinez must have been feeling that way too, because he got two more runs on the board in the sixth inning with a double that scored Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts.

He finished the night 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs and a strikeout as the Red Sox offense came alive and out-hit Baltimore 13-4.

STARS OF THE GAME
— Nathan Eovaldi got the sort of start he desperately needed following his rough outing against the New York Yankees. He threw six scoreless innings, fanning seven with four hits and one walk.

— Alex Verdugo added some insurance in the eighth inning. His single to left field scored Bogaerts and Martinez to make it 5-0.

— Hunter Renfroe was having a quiet night before he hit his 30th home run of the season in the ninth. His two-out solo shot — off a 79.9 mph curveball from Watkins — made it a 6-0 ballgame.

WAGER WATCH
The Orioles may have upended the Red Sox in Game 1 of the series, but DraftKings Sportsbook didn’t necessarily think they could do it again Wednesday. The Red Sox were a -265 favorite, meaning it would have taken a $265 moneyline bet to win $100.

ON DECK AT NESN
The series concludes Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET, and you can watch it live on NESN.

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