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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 6, Rockies 5 (10) – Second extra-inning game in a row swings Sox way

All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 6-5 win over the Rockies, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



Aggressive approach pays off in 10th: The Red Sox sent three players to the plate in the bottom of the 10th, and officially, they saw a combined two (2) pitches. Xander Bogaerts swung at the first pitch he saw from Chad Bettis and drilled a double to the triangle. Then, after the Rockies intentionally walked Rafael Devers -- motioning to first, of course, without actually throwing a pitch - in stepped Michael Chavis, who, like Bogaerts, also swung at the first pitch, driving a single up the middle to score Bogaerts with the winning run. "Pitches in the zone,'' noted Alex Cora, "and you don't get too many of those, especially late in games. With the stuff that bullpens are showing, when you get pitches to hit, you don't want to miss them and we didn't miss those two in the last inning.'' Chavis had never faced Bettis before. "So I didn't really