MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
BOSTON RED SOX AT WASHINGTON NATIONALS
10/01/2021
 
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
BOSTON RED SOX AT WASHINGTON NATIONALS
GAME ID: 2961 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST , 2021 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston Red Sox (89-71) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 8 0
Washington Nationals (82-78) 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1
Red Sox Sneak Past Nationals, 4-3
The Boston Red Sox faced a tough opponent in Washington pitcher Chad Kuhl, but did just enough to pull out the victory at Nationals Park by a final score of 4-3. Kuhl went 6 innings and allowed 1 run. Boston reliever Dellin Betances picked up the win, raising his record to 4-2. Craig Kimbrel was tagged with the loss. Hector Neris notched his 25th save in 26 chances.

Jorge Polanco, the 28-year old second baseman , had a direct impact on the outcome. Polanco contributed a run-scoring single in the top of the ninth inning to put Boston up, 4-3.

"It feels good to get this one," Polanco told the Boston Times.

Boston now has a record of 89-71 with the win.
BOSTON BATTING LINESCORE WASHINGTON BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
J. Polanco DH 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 .247 7 37
D. LeMahieu 2B 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .373 17 51
M. Trout CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .289 31 90
J. Baez SS 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .260 29 98
P. Goldschmidt 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .246 20 90
A. Verdugo RF 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 .282 11 57
C. Frazier LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .252 13 59
S. Murphy C 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .240 10 48
E. Longoria 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .242 22 79
   a-M. Sierra PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .332 2 21
   b-N. Solak 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 9 63
Totals 36 4 8 4 3 11 16      
a - M. Sierra pinch hit for E. Longoria in the 9th
b - N. Solak substituted for M. Sierra in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: S. Murphy (22, 9th Inning off C. Kimbrel, 0 on, 1 out)
Triples: M. Sierra (6, 9th Inning off C. Kimbrel, 1 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: J. Baez (29, 4th Inning off C. Kuhl, 0 on, 0 outs) , D. LeMahieu (17, 8th Inning off A. Russ, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: J. Polanco 2 , D. LeMahieu 5 , M. Trout , J. Baez 4 , S. Murphy 2 , M. Sierra 3
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: J. Polanco , P. Goldschmidt
Team LOB: 8

FIELDING
Double Plays: 1 (LeMahieu-Baez-Goldschmidt)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
R. Laureano CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .253 20 67
F. Lindor SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .258 30 81
N. Arenado 3B 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 .275 36 118
J. Aguilar 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 26 55
M. Beaty DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .303 22 71
Y. Tsutsugo RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .221 14 37
A. Cabrera 2B 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 .224 5 20
M. Tauchman LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236 16 58
A. Avila C 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .163 6 24
Totals 31 3 5 3 3 10 10      
BATTING
Home Runs: N. Arenado (36, 1st Inning off Z. Plesac, 0 on, 2 outs) , R. Laureano (20, 3rd Inning off Z. Plesac, 0 on, 1 out) , M. Beaty (22, 4th Inning off Z. Plesac, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: R. Laureano 4 , N. Arenado 5 , M. Beaty 4 , Y. Tsutsugo
2-out RBI: N. Arenado
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: J. Aguilar
GIDP: M. Beaty
Team LOB: 4

FIELDING
Errors: A. Cabrera (2)
BOSTON PITCHING LINESCORE WASHINGTON PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
Z. Plesac 7.0 5 3 3 2 7 3 96 3.89   
D. Betances W (4-2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 16 4.52   
H. Neris SV (25) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 16 2.72   
PITCHING
Game Score: Z. Plesac 60
Batters Faced: Z. Plesac 27, D. Betances 4, H. Neris 3
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: Z. Plesac 6-7, D. Betances 1-1, H. Neris 1-0
Pitches - Strikes: Z. Plesac 96-60, D. Betances 16-9, H. Neris 16-11
Inherited Runners - Scored: D. Betances 1-0
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
C. Kuhl 6.0 4 1 1 0 6 1 95 3.63   
J. Alvarado H (12) 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 22 4.31   
A. Russ H (12) 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 20 4.66   
C. Kimbrel L (5-8), BS (8) 1.1 3 2 2 0 2 0 28 2.58   
PITCHING
Game Score: C. Kuhl 66
Batters Faced: C. Kuhl 23, J. Alvarado 4, A. Russ 5, C. Kimbrel 7
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: C. Kuhl 7-5, J. Alvarado 0-1, A. Russ 1-0, C. Kimbrel 1-1
Pitches - Strikes: C. Kuhl 95-67, J. Alvarado 22-12, A. Russ 20-13, C. Kimbrel 28-18
Inherited Runners - Scored: A. Russ 2-0 , C. Kimbrel 1-0
WP: C. Kuhl , C. Kimbrel
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Chad Kuhl
Ballpark: Nationals Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy (70 degrees), wind blowing in from right at 8 mph
Start Time: 7:05 PM ET
Time: 3:28
Attendance: 26121
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