Christian Vazquez belted a grand slam in an eight-run second inning and Tanner Houck struck out a career-high 10 in six innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 8-2 victory over the host Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Nick Pivetta struck out eight over five innings in his Red Sox debut, Christian Vazquez hit a three-run home run and Boston beat the visiting Baltimore Orioles 8-3 in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday night.
Michael Chavis homered in consecutive at-bats and rookie Tanner Houck pitched six innings of one-hit ball as the Boston Red Sox ended a 12-game losing streak to the New York Yankees with a 10-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.
It was thought a 60-game season would benefit the injury-plagued Nathan Eovaldi, who missed most of 2019 with an elbow injury. As the de facto ace of the Red Sox in the wake of others leaving or getting hurt, it was a chance for the right-hander to make every start and lead a staff.
Tanner Houck’s first career strikeout certainly surprised Jesus Aguilar, who swung and missed at a 96 mph fastball on the outside corner. Aguilar looked around in mild bewilderment before nodding in unexpected approval.
Tanner Houck, making his major league debut, pitched five scoreless innings and left fielder Yairo Munoz made a pair of stellar defensive plays Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox held on to defeat the host Miami Marlins, 2-0.
Blake Snell spun 5 1/3 shutout innings, Nate Lowe homered twice in a four-RBI night, and the Tampa Bay Rays walloped the Boston Red Sox 11-1 Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla., using a historic lineup to do it.
Rowdy Tellez had three hits, including a solo home run, to extend his hitting streak to eight games and Caleb Joseph added a solo homer and two RBIs as the visiting Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 10-8 on Sunday afternoon.
Christian Vazquez scored from third on a chopper to third base in the bottom of the ninth after Xander Bogaerts led off the inning with the tying solo homer and the Boston Red Sox came back to defeat the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 9-8 Saturday night.
As Triston Casas wrapped up his media session on Friday, the moderator of the press conference needed to make sure to clarify something. The Red Sox prospect is listed at 6-foot-4, 238 pounds, and he was offered the chance to set the record straight.
Travis Shaw went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and Danny Jansen hit a two-run homer as the visiting Toronto Blue Jays held on to defeat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 Friday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park.