Thursday, May 26
Red Sox beat Rockies 10-3
BOSTON (AP) —Xander Bogaerts homered to extend his hitting streak to 18 games and the Boston Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
Travis Shaw had three RBIs and Boston moved to a season-best 12 games over .500. The Red Sox have scored eight or more runs 10 times in their last 14 home games.
Steven Wright (4-4) had another solid outing, giving up three runs, two earned. He has now given up three runs or fewer in eight of his nine starts.
Chad Bettis (4-3) held the Red Sox scoreless through three innings but was responsible for seven runs over the next two innings before getting pulled at Fenway.
The Rockies have lost six of their last seven — all on the road.
RED SOX-BRADLEY STREAK
Red Sox's Bradley extends hit streak to career-best 29 games
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Junior extended his hitting streak to a career-best 29 games with a single Wednesday night against the Colorado Rockies.
It's the longest hitting streak in the majors this season and tied with Johnny Damon (2005) for the fourth-longest in Red Sox history. Dom DiMaggio holds the franchise record with a 34-game streak in 1949. DiMaggio's brother, Joe, hit in 56 straight games in 1941 for the major league record.
Bradley lined Chad Bettis' first pitch of his at-bat in the fourth inning past third baseman Nolan Arenado and into left field to keep the streak going.
MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE-NEVADA AWARDS
UNLV's 3B Isbel is Mountain West Conference co-frosh of year
RENO, Nev. (AP) — UNLV third baseman Kyle Isbel has been named the Mountain West Conference co-freshman of the year.
League officials also announced Wednesday that Rebels junior pitcher D.J Myers and sophomore outfielder Payton Squier made the all-conference second team, along with Nevada outfielder TJ Friedl.
Friedl, a sophomore from Pleasanton, California ranked second in the conference and 21st in the nation with a .391 batting average.
Isbel, who batted .336 and led the league with five triples, shares the freshman honors with Air Force third baseman Nic Ready. The Fontana, California native is only the second UNLV freshman to earn a piece of the award, joining Joe Wickman, who won it in 2002.
Isbel also made the all-conference second team along with UNLV senior pitcher Ben Wright, and Nevada's junior second baseman Miles Mastrobuoni and sophomore first baseman Jordan Pearce.
Nagbe's 90th-minute goal lifts US over Ecuador 1-0
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Darlington Nagbe scored his first international goal on a 90th-minute volley, and the United States beat Ecuador 1-0 in a Copa America tuneup Wednesday night.
The U.S. defeated a South American team for just the third time in 21 tries (14 losses, 4 draws) since a March 2007 victory over Ecuador.
After a listless first half, the U.S. attack improved with the entry of Nagbe and Bobby Wood after the break and of 17-year-old Christian Pulisic in the 63rd minute.
Wood set up the goal with a headed pass to Nagbe, who chested the ball and then scored with a right-footed shot from about 8 yards that beat Esteban Dreer, who replaced injured starter Alexander Dominguez when the second half began.
Nagbe was making his fifth U.S. appearance. Born in Liberia, he made his debut in November shortly after becoming a citizen.
The Americans face Bolivia on Saturday in an exhibition at Kansas City, Kansas, then open the tournament against fourth-ranked Colombia on June 3rd at Santa Clara, California.