Will Middlebrooks belted a two-run homer to center and Daniel Nava drove in Ryan Kalish to score the go-ahead run in the eigth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox past the Miami Marlins 6-5 Thursday night at Fenway Park. Middlebrooks, who contributed three hits and four RBI’s in total, has been stellar for the Red Sox since his arrival on May 2nd when fellow third baseman Kevin Youkilis went down with a back injury.
Nava is hitting.340 in 35 games and Kalish is hitting. 267 in four games. “I love to see guys growing and learning and excelling at the same time,” said Boston manager Bobby Valentine. “It’s, I guess, a perfect combination.”
Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed four runs on four hits in five innings with four strikeouts. The Red Sox are next set to host the Atlanta Braves for three games starting tonight at 7:10 PM. Find the best Boston Red Sox ticket deals here with us at Ace!