OAKLAND, California – At some point, the Red Sox bats will cool down.
It just does not seem to be that fast.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a three-run homer, and Mitch Moreland delivered a grand slam that ultimately made the difference when the Sox made it 7-3 on Friday night against the A & # 39; s in Los Angeles stopped in the Coliseum
It was the eighth win in a row for the Red Sox (17-2), who were nothing short of unstoppable on the field and especially on their current West Coast ride. In the last four games, they have now defeated 13 home fans while outscoring their opponents 34-6
On Friday night, they relied on what quickly becomes their new best friend ̵
Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Hanley Ramirez opened the fringe with singles in the match by 3 in the sixth inning. This forced the A & # 39; s to turn off starter Kendall Graveman for Emilio Pagan.
But it did not help. Pagan's first note was a slider that hung in the zone, and Moreland let him pay by blasting it across the right field wall.
Homer continued the ridiculous Red Sox route by hitting big slams. Having not met in the last season, they now have five this season, all of whom have come in their last 12 games. They are also the second team in MLB history to make five slams before the end of April, according to ESPN Stats & Info. The other one who did that was the Montreal Expos, which scored six goals in 1996.
With J. D. Martinez resting for a rest day, Moreland took over the clean-up slot and continued to use his chance. Moreland strikes 0.433 over his last 30 at-bat, and he continued his tear at the Oakland Coliseum. He has now hit a homer in each of his last four games in the park, and he has 15 home runs in 46 career games here.
Sox's last offensive blast overshadowed a rocky season debut for Drew Pomeranz, which only lasted 3 3/3 innings and gave up three runs before being drawn.
The damage was done in the first inning when he worked through 45 inclinations in the frame. Jed Lowrie hit a pass to the right that hit Stephen Piscotty for the first game pass, and the left-handers fought to get the command.
Pomerania had an unfortunate break that cost him too. He should have had an inning-end strikeout when he let Matt Chapman swing, but catcher Christian Vazquez could not block him and a wild pitch came up. The A & # 39; s used their second life when Matt Olson and Mark Canha both delivered RBI singles.
The Red Sox brought it back immediately. Rafael Devers and Eduardo Nunez respectively, the second before Bradley Jr. crushes a monster 436-foot shot rightfully to tie the game.