Red Sox rally past Cardinals in 13 innings

Red Sox rally past Cardinals in 13 innings

Red Sox rally past Cardinals in 13 innings

The home run was Bradley's second in two games and fourth of the season.

Once those two pitchers return, and if the group continues to throw like it has, the Red Sox could have one of the best bullpens in baseball come the second half of the season.

Playing his first game after being named the AL Player of the Week for last week, when he hit.400 with four homers and 12 RBIs in seven games, Betts led off the game with a home run and later added another RBI to help lead the Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Sierra's single allowed him to tie the Cardinals' record for most consecutive games with at least one hit to begin his career at seven, a mark first set by Enos Slaughter in 1938 and later equaled by Terry Pendleton in 1984 and Bo Hart in 2003. Dexter Fowler led off with a home run and then the Cardinals sent nine batters to the plate in the second inning and scored three runs. This tied the game up at 4-a-piece. Bradley scored on an RBI groundout by Betts.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell said right-hander Hector Velazquez will be called up from Class AAA to start Thursday at Oakland. He walked Dustin Pedroia with one out.

Boston scored twice in the eighth, on Christian Vazquez's sac fly and then a dropped fly ball by Pham that was the third Cardinals error. Pomeranz is 3-3 with a 5.29 ERA in seven starts this season. Darvish (4-2) allowed four hits and two walks.

Albert Pujols drove in three runs for the Angels on Tuesday night and passed Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time RBI list in the process. If the city's basketball team ends it's season, all eyes will turn to the underachieving mess that now resides at Fenway Park and they will get buried by criticism.

CUBS 9, REDS 5 Slumping sluggers Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber homered, rookie Ian Happ connected again and Chicago beat visiting Cincinnati. Velazquez is making his major league debut on the road, so who knows what he's going to look like. Seattle (2-5-4) lost its third straight. "Jackie with the big two-run homer that kind of got us off nothing because Leake was very good". He has allowed two earned runs over 24 1/3 innings in his last four starts for Triple-A Pawtucket. (2/3 of an inning), Matt Barnes (1/3 of an inning), Joe Kelly (2/3 of an inning), Robbie Scott (1/3 of an inning), Craig Kimbrel (one inning), Heath Hembree (one inning) and finally Ben Taylor (one inning, save). Pitching on six days' rest, Sabathia (3-2) went 6 2/3 shutout innings to win for the first time since April 15.

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