Kiké Hernández won Boston’s second consecutive victory
Boston-Kiké Hernández won the Red Sox victory for the second time in a row, powering the critical Danny Santana after hitting a sacrifice flight in the ninth inning and sending Boston to the team in a 6-5 victory over Tampa on Monday Enter the Bay Rays of the American League Championship Series.
Rafael Devers beat Sean McLanahan by three runs. The Boston team was leading 5-0 with five wins and three games. Tampa Bay responded and finished eighth.
After winning Game 3 of the Divisional Series with a two-point home run by Christian Vázquez on Sunday and ending the game in the 13th inning, Boston dominated Game 4 for the first time in the postseason. To win consecutive matches, match knockouts are required. From the 4th to 5th games in the 2004 Championship Series. David Ortiz provided both games against the Yankees.
Alex Cora, head coach, told his players “From day one you have believed in these group,” before he started the celebration with champagne.
The Red Sox, who were entered as a wildcard, are still waiting for the winner in the divisional match between the Houston Astros (and the Chicago White Sox). Houston leads the fourth Chicago game, 2-1. Due to rain, the game was moved to Monday.
He claimed that their belief brought them to the point they are today.
“We always claim that we have an excellent baseball team. We have some gaps. However, even though it seems terrible sometimes, it is still there. Cora added, “We are still at the prom.”
Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay manager, stated that “there is no doubt people are disappointed.” We have a strong desire to keep moving this forward. We were defeated by the Red Sox team and knew there was no other way. They were extremely popular.”
Boston has now won eight consecutive series and its record among series winner has increased to 15-3. The Rays’ season was abruptly ended. Tampa Bay had been searching for a second consecutive tour to the World Series. After winning 100 games in regular season, the team easily won American League Eastern Championship.
The Rays’ Cuban Randy Arozarena was 4-2 and Jan Di Diaz was 4-0. Franco was defeated by the Dominicans 4-1, and they scored 4-0 with Nelson Cruz scoring two RBIs.
The Red Sox scored 4-1 for Puerto Rican Hernandez and 4-2 for Christian Vazquez. The Dominicans scored 4-3 goals, three-pointer RBI and Danny Santana scored 0.