Can You Say Sweep?
The boys wore the gray away uniforms today.
In the line up today was Eaton(*Spanky), Bonifacio, Cabrera(Melky), Abreu(Cannon), Garcia(Avi), Beckham(Bacon), Ramirez, Soto, Sanchez
*Top of 1st – Eaton opened the game with a double, Bonifacio bunted and was safe at 1st, moving Spanky to 3rd. Melky’s ground out to 3rd, moved Bonifacio to 2nd. Cannon walked to load the bases. Avi grounds into a forces, Spanky was out at home but Bonifacio scored, Cannon to 3rd and Avi safe at 1st on a throwing error. Sox open the scoring 1 – 0.
*Bottom of 4th – Oakland takes a 2 – 1 lead on a 2 run homer.
*Top of 5th – Eaton reached on a fielding error and moves to 2nd on a single by Bonifacio, Melky grounds into a force at second, and is safe at first. Abreu singled to left, bringing Eaton home, and Melky held up at 2nd. Avi loads the bases with a single, Bacon walked bringing home Melky, Missile’s single saw Cannon and Avi both cross home plate. Oakland added another run in the bottom of the 5th cutting the Sox lead to 5 to 3
*Top of the 9th – would see the final runs of the game come when with Melky on first, Avi belts a home run to right center for a 7 to 3 Sox lead.
The first sweep of the A’s since 1997
Pack your travel bag as we head for home and a showdown with Cleveland and Corey Kluber who last time out was on the verge of a perfect game with 18 strikeouts. Chris Sale and the K Zone in the office tomorrow