"First thing that went through my mind was just to touch third base and throw as hard as I possibly could to second base to hopefully get a double play and maybe a triple play", Devers said. He also drove in the only run of the game through four innings Tuesday night with a two-out single against Cardinals starter Mike Leake in the first inning.
Still, considering that Devers made the play look easy while playing in his 17th career major league game, the triple play was nonetheless impressive for the 20-year-old.
Home run power has been a widely discussed flaw for this team all season. A lead-off home-run by Xander Bogaerts brought them within one.
Betts, who drove in a run earlier in the game, hit a 3-2 pitch from Boston native John Brebbia off the left field wall, scoring pinch runner Chris Young and Jackie Bradley Jr. He hasn't lost since July 4. Louis Cardinals in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on August 15, 2017. Dexter Fowler had a two-run double among three hits for the Cardinals and is 11-for-24 over his last eight games. Wainwright has won his last five decisions. Before a Red Sox-Cardinals game Wednesday, a MA teenager's effort missed the strike zone - but hit an unlucky photographer in the man zone.
That made it easy for Rick Porcello, who gave up three in the sixth but was otherwise strong in seven innings of work.
ANGELS 3, NATIONALS 2 Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homered, Ricky Nolasco bounced back from a rocky first inning before exiting with an injury and Los Angeles defeated host Washington to split their two-game series. Walks the next guy and we pinch hit. I don't think it was full.
Where does it rank among the worst first pitches we've seen?