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Swihart sends Red Sox past Phillies after 13 innings

July 31 2018 8:26 AM

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in 13 innings thanks to Blake Swihart's walk-off ground-rule-double.

The game was a pitcher's duel between Phillies ace Aaron Nola and Boston's David Price before Swihart's extra-inning heroics in MLB action Monday.

Nola allowed just one earned run off four hits in eight innings. He also struck out six batters, lowering his ERA to 2.35. But Price matched him, also allowing just one run in eight innings.

The game then turned to extra innings. The 10th, 11th and 12th went by scoreless, with the relievers picking up where the starters left off. But Swihart – who entered the contest earlier as a pinch hitter – delivered the game-winning hit.

Boston (75-33) are 24-6 in their last 30 games, which is their best 30-game span since 2004 when they went on to win their first World Series title in 86 years.

 

RAMIREZ HOMERS… AGAIN!

In a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez clubbed two home runs (32) and stole a base (24), while also drawing a walk, raising his slash line to a ridiculous .294/.404/ .626 this season. 

Ramirez's 32 home runs are the most by an Indians player before August since recent Hall of Fame inductee Jim Thome in 2001 (33).

 

CHEN STRUGGLES AGAINST BRAVES

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen fell to 3-8 with a 5.86 ERA after allowing five runs with two home runs and three walks in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Chen has now allowed at least five runs in three starts since June 22.

 

ARENADO WITH THE BASE-CLEARING HOMER

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado cleared the bases in impressive fashion.

 

MONDAY'S RESULTS

Boston Red Sox 2-1 Philadelphia Phillies
Atlanta Braves 5-3 Miami Marlins
St Louis Cardinals 5-4 Colorado Rockies
Minnesota Twins 5-4 Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners 2-0 Houston Astros
Oakland Athletics 10-1 Toronto Blue Jays
Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Los Angeles Dodgers
Texas Rangers 9-5 Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants 5-3 San Diego Padres

 

PHILLIES AT RED SOX

Philadelphia will continue to get a good taste of what it takes to contend for a World Series this season when they face off against MLB's best team. Jake Arrieta (8-6, 3.45 ERA) will take the mound for the Phillies against Drew Pomeranz (1-4, 6.91 ERA).

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