Angels Blow Out Sox after Seventh to Win Series

May 5

Hill pitches for the Sox against Ohtani in the finale. Ohtani is starting at Fenway for the first time in his career. According to the Boston Globe, he’s the first pitcher in the starting lineup at Fenway since Chicago’s Ken Brett in 1976. These players today weren’t even alive in 1976! The Angels put runners at the corners with one out in the top of the fourth but strand them. This is a pitching duel. Jackie Bradley Junior leads off the bottom of the fifth with a double to right but is stranded. With one out in the bottom of the sixth with a double to left and moves to third on a groundout but is stranded. A runner is at second with one out in the top of the seventh after a wild pitch shortly before Walsh hits a home run to right to make it 2-0. That right there is why I don’t like scoreless games. Usually we’re the ones who cave and allow the first run. The Angels load the bases with nobody out in the top of the eighth. Marsh scores on Fletcher’s single to right to make it 3-0. Ohtani singles off the Monster to make it 4-0 as Velazquez scores. A groundout makes it a blowout at 5-0 and causes a pitching change. A single to left scores Fletcher and Ohtani to make it 7-0. Marsh leads off the ninth with a homer to the right-field bullpen, and it’s 8-0! It’s his third of the year. 8-0 is our final.