Travis Shaw hit a game-ending grand slam within the eleventh inning, and the Boston Purple Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Monday.
Shaw, who entered as a defensive substitute within the eighth, drove a 3-2 pitch off Dennis Santana (2-3) over Boston’s bullpen. He flipped his bat and regarded on the dugout earlier than rounding the bases and getting mobbed on the plate.
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It was Shaw’s first hit since he was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee on Aug. 15. He additionally started his massive league profession with the Purple Sox in 2015.
Alex Verdugo and Hunter Renfroe additionally homered for Boston within the make-up of Sunday’s scheduled sport, which was postponed because of the strategy of Hurricane Henri. Garrett Whitlock (5-2) labored 2 2/3 innings for the victory.
The Purple Sox dedicated a season-high 5 errors and had two baserunners minimize down in a 10-1 loss on Saturday evening. Supervisor Alex Cora known as the the sport “embarrassing” and “not acceptable.”
The Rangers have the majors’ fewest wins because the All-Star break at 8-26. Andy Ibáñez hit a tying two-run double within the ninth towards Matt Barnes.
The Purple Sox wasted seven dominant innings by Nathan Eovaldi, who allowed an unearned run and 4 hits.
Barnes loaded the bases earlier than Ibáñez’s drive to right-center bounced into Boston’s bullpen. Whitlock relieved and struck out the following two batters to finish the risk.
Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI single by way of the shortstop gap towards Whitlock scored Yonny Hernandez within the tenth, however Rafael Devers hit an RBI double into the triangle in middle, tying it with two outs within the backside half.
Verdugo drove a first-pitch curveball from Kolby Allard into Boston’s bullpen for a two-run shot within the second. It was Verdugo’s twelfth homer, matching his profession greatest.
Renfroe made it 3-1 with a solo shot within the sixth, sending a drive into the Inexperienced Monster seats.
Boston dedicated two errors within the fifth: Third baseman Devers juggled the ball earlier than dropping it making an attempt to throw to first, and first baseman Bobby Dalbec had a throw tick off his glove.
Allard gave up three runs in six innings.
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Kyle Schwarber performed left for the Purple Sox for the primary time since being acquired from the Nationals on the commerce deadline. He hadn’t performed within the area since straining his proper hamstring on July 2.
He made a heads-up play within the fifth, overlaying second when the Rangers tried a security squeeze that become a 1-2-5-7 double play after Hernandez bunted proper again to Eovaldi and headed for second with a baserunner already there.
Rangers: RHPs Drew Anderson and Mike Foltynewicz have been positioned on the COVID-19 injured checklist together with INF Brock Holt. LHP Wes Benjamin and INF Curtis Terry have been recalled from Triple-A Spherical Rock.
Purple Sox: Reinstated INF Christian Arroyo from his rehab task at Triple-A Worcester and optioned INF Jonathan Araúz there. Arroyo had been sidelined by a strained left hamstring.
Rangers: LHP Taylor Hearn (2-4, 3.97 ERA) is scheduled to start out the opener of a three-game collection in Cleveland on Tuesday evening. RHP Eli Morgan (2-5, 5.80 ERA) is ready for the Indians.
Purple Sox: Cora hasn’t introduced a starter but for Tuesday’s collection opener towards Minnesota at Fenway Park. RHP Griffin Jax (3-1, 5.11 ERA) will get the ball for the Twins.