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#pounditFriday, July 12, 2024

Red Sox doing all their World Series damage with two outs

JD Martinez

The Boston Red Sox have established an unusual and noticeable trend with their scoring during the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Boston scored their first four runs of Game 2 against the Dodgers on Wednesday all with two outs. That meant 9 of their 12 runs scored in the World Series were scored with two outs. As if that weren’t enough, the Red Sox did a lot of damage with two outs in both the ALDS and ALCS. As of midway through Game 2, more than half of their runs scored in the postseason were done with two outs.

ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in nine runs against the Houston Astros on three huge hits in Games 2-4, all of which came with two outs. On Wednesday against the Dodgers, Boston scored its first run on a two-out RBI single by Ian Kinsler. They scored three more with two outs in the 5th, with the runs coming on a Steve Pearce RBI walk and JD Martinez 2-run single.

Their two-out scoring signifies a few things. One, Boston just has a really tough lineup and it’s simply very hard to get three outs on them consistently without giving up a run (they led MLB with 876 runs scored during the regular season). Two, they’ve been coming through in the clutch during the postseason, which is what you need to do to win a World Series. They have been getting hits at the right times all throughout the playoffs.

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