Brock Holt was on fire at Triple-A Pawtucket. With Ryan Roberts struggling in place of the injured Will Middlebrooks, the Boston Red Sox brass thought they could spark the team by bringing up Holt.
They were right.
Holt’s RBI triple in the 7th scored Mike Carp to give the Red Sox the lead for good in a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Jonathan Herrera provided an insurance run with his second safety squeeze of the week. Mike Napoli had an RBI and David Ortiz had the other run on a solo home run around Pesky’s Pole. Both Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia led the home team with two hits each.
After a rough 1st inning, Felix Doubront settled down and pitched perhaps his finest game of the young season. He went 6.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Junichi Tazawa needed just 11 pitches to record four outs and after a lead-off walk, Koji Uehara struck out the side for his fourth save of the season.
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