Sale joined Roger Clemens (2), Pedro Martinez (2), and Bill Monbouquette as the only Red Sox pitchers ever to strike out as many as 17 batters in a game.
Sale went seven innings, allowing two runs on a two-run homer by Nolan Arenado in the seventh. Despite his success, the lefty was unable to record wins in either game.More news: United States calls for ‘concrete actions’ against Maduro’s repression
Sale also had no walks in his 108-pitch outing. But this could very well mark a turning point for the Red Sox ace. If that's on him, I don't know. "We just stayed at it. Man, it was a hell of a game". He dominated the Rockies with a firm fastball and sharp slider, topping his previous best of 15 strikeouts, which he had done three times. "There's going to be a time when I'm out there all the time".
Cora didn't bite and went to Brandon Workman, who allowed a double by Chris Iannetta and a two-run homer by Charlie Blackmon with two outs in the eighth to give Colorado its first lead at 4-3. J.D. Martinez crushed a Freeland cutter into the Monster seats. Mitch Moreland hit the run-scoring single that ultimately tied the game in the eighth inning and sent it into overtime, where the Red Sox's offense fell silent.More news: United States records 839 cases of Measles
Chavis led off the second with his seventh homer, a 451-foot shot to left that survived a video review ordered by crew chief Larry Vanover.
Rafael Devers, adding to the mounting evidence of his potential as a middle-of-the-order force, then stayed on a Freeland cutter and lofted it above the Wall for his third homer of the year - and his first to the opposite field at Fenway in almost a year. Colorado recalled 3B Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned 2B Garrett Hampson to the Isotopes. Unsurprisingly, Trump didn't mention the fact the Red Sox had won six of their last eight games prior to the White House visit, and also failed to provide examples of "other" sports figures thriving post-visit. Since the meeting, the Red Sox have gone on to win their three Major League Baseball games against the Seattle Mariners.More news: 5 killed, 10 injured in midair seaplane collision in Alaska
Rockies: RHP German Marquez (4-2, 3.43 ERA) has struck out 59 through 57 2/3 innings this season.