Sox Beat Streak behind Grand Slam

May 10

For the opener in Atlanta, Wright pitches for the world champion Braves against Whitlock. Knowing they have to score early, the Sox load the bases with one out in the top of the second before Vázquez singles up the middle to score Verdugo and make it 1-0. A walk to Jackie Bradley Junior makes it 2-0 and keeps the bases loaded. After a force out at the plate, Devers hits Boston's second grand slam of the year to center to turn it into a rout at 6-0! It’s the fifth home run of the year for Devers.

Olson leads off the bottom of the third with a double to right-center and quickly moves to third on a wild pitch before a walk puts runners at the corners. Olson scores on Ozuna’s sac fly to make it 6-1. With two out, d’Arnaud homers to left to make it 6-3. It’s his third home run of the year. The Braves do not score again, but they are forced to make a pitching change when the Sox put two on with two out in the top of the fifth. A strikeout ends the inning. The first two batters reach in the bottom of the seventh. After the Sox fail to turn what would have been an inning-ending double play, a run scores to make it 6-4. Ozuna moves up to second on a wild pitch before the tying run flies out to end the inning. The Sox load the bases in the top of the ninth as Martinez extends his hitting streak. A walk brings in Devers to make it 7-4. Martinez and Bogaerts score on Story’s single to left to seal it at 9-4. A fly out puts runners at the corners with one out, but the runners are stranded. Boston breaks the five-game skid at last with a 9-4 win in Atlanta.