Series Win over the A’s.
*Game Three (Sox – 2 and A’s – 1)
The Sox handed the keys to one of the new kids,Chris Bassitt who had a terrific outing going 6 innings of solid ball with 5 strike outs, only allowing one run. Eric Surkamp, Zach Putnam came on in support and Jake Petricka closed out the game.
*Top of the Fourth Inning – It was a pitchers battle until, Crisp singled to center, Fuld walked, Donaldson grounded into a double play which moved Crisp to third. Dunn’s single to left got C rips across the plate for a 1 – 0 Oakland Lead.
*Bottom of the Eighth – Sanchez reached on an infield single,L.Garcia came in to run for Sanchez. Eaton grounded into a fielders choice to first, Garcia was safe on a throwing error to second. Garcia and Eaton advanced on a wild pitch, Gillaspie loaded the bases with a free pass walk, Avisail Garcia would hit a single to center, getting both L. Garcia and Eaton home for a 2 – 0 Sox lead.
The Sox would hold off the A’s at the bottom of the ninth for the win.
*Game Four – ( Sox – 1 and A’s – 0)
Chris Sale would get the keys and pitch a stealth 8 innings of shut out baseball, striking out 9, and allowing just 2 walks. Jake Petricka would come in and close things out in the ninth
It would be a pitcher duel until the bottom of the sixth inning when Marcus Semien would step up to the plate for the only run of the game when he would explode with a solo home run to left for a 1 – 0 Sox lead.
Petricka would come on in the ninth to shut down the last effort of Oakland.
Pick up some extra milk because the Twinkies are coming for a 3 game series, then its pack the bags for a trip to league leading Kansas City Royals