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Shaw hits grand slam as Pink Sox beat Rangers 8-Four in 11

Travis Shaw hit a game-ending grand slam within the 11th inning, and the Boston Pink Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-Four on Monday.

Shaw, who entered as a defensive alternative 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 Pink 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/Three innings for the victory.

The Pink Sox dedicated a season-high 5 errors and had two baserunners minimize down in a 10-1 loss on Saturday night time. Supervisor Alex Cora known as the the sport “embarrassing” and “not acceptable.”

The Rangers have the majors’ fewest wins for the reason that All-Star break at 8-26. Andy Ibáñez hit a tying two-run double within the ninth in opposition to Matt Barnes.

The Pink 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 subsequent two batters to finish the risk.

Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI single by means of the shortstop gap in opposition to Whitlock scored Yonny Hernandez within the 10th, however Rafael Devers hit an RBI double into the triangle in heart, 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 12th homer, matching his profession finest.

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 attempting 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 Pink Sox for the primary time since being acquired from the Nationals on the commerce deadline. He hadn’t performed within the subject since straining his proper hamstring on July 2.

He made a heads-up play within the fifth, protecting second when the Rangers tried a security squeeze that was a 1-2-5-7 double play after Hernandez bunted proper again to Eovaldi and headed for second with a baserunner already there.

TRAINER’S ROOM

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.

Pink 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.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Taylor Hearn (2-4, 3.97 ERA) is scheduled to begin the opener of a three-game collection in Cleveland on Tuesday night time. RHP Eli Morgan (2-5, 5.80 ERA) is ready for the Indians.

Pink Sox: Cora hasn’t introduced a starter but for Tuesday’s collection opener in opposition to Minnesota at Fenway Park. RHP Griffin Jax (3-1, 5.11 ERA) will get the ball for the Twins.

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