Korean-American big leaguer Rob Refsnyder (Boston Red Sox) came through in a big way.
Lefthander went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a triple in the Red Sox’ three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on April 19 (ET).
After being swept in a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Red Sox were in need of a turnaround and faced Texas, who were in the hunt for the American League wild card.
It didn’t start well for Boston. In the top of the first inning, Rafael Devers led off with a single, but Lefsnider followed with a double. He then gave up a run-scoring home run to Marcus Semien in the bottom of the first.
In the top of the fourth, Lefsnyder came to the plate with runners in scoring position. After a leadoff single by Devers, he stole second base with nobody out. However, Lefsnider struck out and was stranded thereafter to tie the game.
In the top of the fifth, Boston tied the game. Trevor Story singled to right field and Bobby Dalbec followed with a double. Luis Urias followed with an RBI single to center field to tie the game.
But in the bottom of the sixth, Texas regained the lead. Leadoff hitter Evan Carter tripled and Semien followed with a single. They scored easily.
But in the top of the eighth, Boston took the lead. Urias walked, Connor Wong doubled, and Ethan Rafaela struck out to put runners on first and second. At the plate was Devers, the reigning American League Player of the Week. Texas opted for the automatic fourth pitch. They chose to take a chance on Lefsnider. But Lefsnyder came through with an RBI double. Adam Duvall followed with a sacrifice fly to give Boston a 4-2 lead.
The Red Sox then held the Red Sox scoreless in the eighth and ninth innings to snap a four-game losing streak.토토사이트
“I understand (leaving out Devers),” said Lefsner after the game, “he’s our best player. He was one of the few guys that got a hit today against Jordan Montgomery (Texas starter). I was terrible at the plate before that, so I was lucky that the ball went out to the outfield. To be honest, it felt really good,” he said.
Meanwhile, Texas suffered an upset loss to Boston, snapping a four-game losing streak. They are tied for the third wild card with the Seattle Mariners at 82 wins and 68 losses. The second wild card is Hyun-jin Ryu’s team, the Toronto Blue Jays. They are 83-67, one game ahead of Seattle and Texas.