Colorado Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds delivers an RBI sinlge in the 11th inning of a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night at Fenway Park. (Photo: Kathryn Riley /Getty Images)
There were so many reasons the Colorado Rockies should have lost.
But the resilient Rox clawed back and scratched out a 5-4, 11 inning win over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
Red Sox starter Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 batters in his seven innings of work. He shut the Rockies out through six innings before Nolan Arenado drilled a two-run home run to left field to get the Rockies on the scoreboard and within 3-2 in the seventh.
Then with two outs in the eighth inning, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon took Brandon Workman deep to center field for a two-run shot and a 4-3 Rockies lead.
After the Red Sox tied the game with a run off Scoot Oberg in the bottom of the eighth, Mark Reynolds came through with an RBI single in the 11th to provide what turned out to be the game-winning run.
In all, the Rockies struck out a franchise-record 24 times.
But they will take this win, which is a great start to an eight-game road trip.
The Rockies and Red Sox close out their two-game series on Weds., May 15 at 4:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Check out the KOA highlights from Tuesday's win.
KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Blackmon after the game.
Postgame comments from Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds.
Postgame comments from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.