Not that it was ever a real possibility, of course, but it nevertheless took a few more days than anticipated for the Sox to pick up their first win of the year at Fenway Park. That wait ended Monday night with a thorough 5-1 win over the visiting Texas Rangers.
The team entered the night 6-for-44 with runners in scoring position in the young season but went 4-for-13 in that situation on Monday. And it wasn’t the big boppers who get the job done, as Jackie Bradley Jr. went 3-for-4 with two RBIs out of the nine hole.
For Bradley, who was demoted to Triple-A days before opening day only to be called up to replace the injured Shane Victorino, Monday marked the best performance of what’s already been a bit of a whirlwind start to the season.
“I still go to the lineup card every day to see if I’m in the lineup that night,” Bradley said. “That’s pretty much what I try to do every single day "
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