Red Sox

Final: Red Sox 10, Rockies 6

The Red Sox continued to roll on the road, taking a 10-4 decision from the Colorado Rockies, giving them a 3-1 trip and their fifth win in the last six tries away from home.

The Sox built a 6-0 lead thanks to the long ball as Jackie Bradley Jr. (solo), Christian Vazquez (two-run shot) and Xander Bogaerts (solo) all went deep. The Sox extended their streak of hitting at least one homer in 17 straight games.

Rick Porcello allowed two runs over five innings for his 12th win of the season.

The Rockies used two two-run homers in the final two innings off Josh Smith to make the score more respectable.

WHO: Red Sox (70-62) vs. Colorado Rockies (59-73)
WHEN: 8:40
WHERE: Coors Field
STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Rick Porcello (11-10, 5.49) vs. RHP Rico Garcia (MLB debut)


10:45  Once again, a very Darwinzon-like inning: two strikeouts, a walk and a base hit. But he escapes, stranding two.

10:32  Really hard to understand what Chris Owings is doing in the major leagues right now.

10:21  Nolan Arenado doubles off the glove of Rafael Devers and the Rockies have two in and two in scoring position. This is Porcello's first jam of the night.

9:50   Batting practice continues for the Red Sox -- Xander Bogaerts goes deep to CF for No. 28 and Brock Holt -- with some help from a confused Colorado outfielder -- drops an opposite-field double on the warning track in left-center, scoring Mitch Moreland. Five of the nine Red Sox hitters have extra-base hits.

9:41   Unlike Bradley's homer, which was a tape-measure shot, Christian Vazquez just barely clears the wall for a two-run shot, doubling the Sox' lead to 4-0.

9:36  This is Rick Porcello's best start in some time. He's working quickly, getting ahead and showing a good pitch mix with an effective curveball - somewhat surprising since it's tough to command a breaking ball in the thin air of Colorado.

9:08   Jackie Bradley Jr. smokes a ball deep into the third deck in right. That's his fifth homer in the last 10 games and also extends the Red Sox' string to 17 straight games with at least one homer. That's the longest homer of Bradley's career and the longest for any Red Sox player this year at 478 feet.

8:57   Charlie Blackmon doubles high off the fence in RF and Mookie Betts plays the carom well, but doesn't get much on the throw, allowing Blackmon to slide in safely.

8:42: Quick lead for the Red Sox, who use a walk, a groundout and an opposite-field single from J.D. Martinez to grab a 1-0 lead four batters in.