Giménez homers, Guardians roll past White Sox in 8-2 romp
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians were already rolling by the time Andrés Giménez stepped to the plate in the first inning. The All-Star then gave them a big push. Giménez homered, Josh Naylor drove in three runs and Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 on Friday night. The Guardians cruised to their fourth straight win, pounding White Sox starter Lucas Giolito in the opener of a four-game series between two of the top three teams in the tight AL Central. Giménez made it 4-0 in the first when he lined a two-run homer to right, a big hit in an eventful week for the 21-year-old Venezuelan. The Guardians scored two more in the second to go up 6-0.
The Red Sox stink, and some fans are getting fed up and are taking out frustrations on each other.
Boston has been free-falling in July and had lost five straight games — including a recent series with the Blue Jays in embarrassing fashion — until finally winning a game on Monday night. But before that victory was achieved, some fans started pummelling each other at Fenway Park.
The fight was captured on Twitter and somebody said one fan poured a beer on the other to start the punchup.
“Just another Monday in Boston,” Kiers Jenner tweeted, along with the video.
Blue Jays' Chapman sees a big push for his surging new team
BOSTON — Matt Chapman had just emerged from the long, cool tunnel leading from the tiniest clubhouse in Major League Baseball and into the furnace of the visitor’s dugout on a searing Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Sporting shorts and a tank top, the Blue Jays’ third baseman was ready to put in the defensive work he does every day, but doing it with a heightened sense of urgency. “It’s all about getting hot at the right time,” Chapman said, talking not about the heat wave blanketing the eastern seaboard, but his baseball team. “Good things are going to happen for this team. “I’m super excited.
Just another Monday in Boston ???? #redsox#fenwaypark#fenwaypic.twitter.com/ApJIxLsKqr
— kiers jenner (@kind_spice) July 26, 2022
Security eventually intervened, but not before some punches had been thrown while music blared in the background.
Boston not only got clobbered by the Jays last week, but also got outscored by the rival New York Yankees by a combined 27-3 in the two games heading into the all-star break.
Was the win over Cleveland the start of something different for the Sox? Hopefully it will help some fans chill out.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora ejected in bizarre fashion vs. Royals after even stranger home run .
Red Sox manager Alex Cora ejected in bizarre fashion vs. Royals after even stranger home runThe issue began in the bottom of the seventh inning, with the Red Sox trailing Kansas City 4-3 and two Royals on base. Catcher Salvador Pérez launched a line-driver down the left-field line, where it appeared to graze the foul pole and bounce back into the field of play.