The Boston Red Sox won their 8th straight game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night primetime 7-4. The Sox already took game one on Friday night 5-3 on a stellar performance from Chris Sale. This is the Sox’s longest winning streak since July 2021.
Matasaka Yoshida and Tristan Casas were both inactive for the Sox on Saturday. Raimel Tapia took left field while Jarren Duran played at center field. Justin Turner started at first base while Rob Refsnyder.
The Red Sox registered 10 hits which brings the hit total to 331 and hit four doubles, which brings it to 79. The Red Sox lead the majors in both hits and doubles.
Pitcher of the game: Kenley Jansen hit 399 career saves with his 8th for the Red Sox
Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen had his 8th save of the season on Saturday when he pitched in the 9th inning. Jensen faced the top of the order as he faced former Red Sox player Kyle Schwarber, Trea Turner, and Bryce Harper, who hit a solo shot to left center in the 5th inning. He allowed a hit and struck out Scwarber to secure the save.
He was one of the relievers to go in relief for the starter Corey Kluber who pitched five innings, allowed 7 hits, three earned runs and struck out one batter.
Jansen is fresh off another save on Friday, where he allowed a hit and a walk and struck out three in the performance.
Jansen is knocking on the door of his 400th save and he would become the 7th pitcher to record 400 career saves.
Slugger of the game: Raffy starts Red Sox hit parade with 2-run double
Rafael Devers hit a double and 2 singles in the win against the Phillies. Devers hit an 2 run double with bases loaded as he brought home Rob Refsnyder and Verdugo.
Devers’s double started off the 5-run 4th inning that won the Red Sox the game. Devers then hit singles in the 5th and 7th innings.
Devers is fresh off making history as he hit his 150th home run of his career in his 721st game in the win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. That made Devers the 3rd fewest to hit 150 home runs in Red Sox history. With that stat he is behind only Jim Rice (711 games) and Ted Williams (664 games).
The Red Sox will look to sweep the Phillies and roll on to their 9th straight win as they’ll face off on Sunday Afternoon at 1:35 pm.