The Red Sox salvaged their three-game set against the Oakland Athletics with a 6-4 victory on Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Martinez launched a two-run home run to center field off A’s starter Trevor Cahill as part of a three-run first inning.
Bogaerts’ longball came in the sixth inning, when he blasted a towering three-run shot to put the Sox up 6-2.
Chris Sale wasn’t quite as sharp as he usually is, but pitched well enough to win with two earned runs in five innings. He struck out nine, but issued four walks in a start for the first time since August 31, 2016 as a member of the White Sox. Sale threw 102 pitches in the outing, just 60 for strikes.
Up Next: The Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles in a makeup game for the Marathon Monday rainout on Thursday, marking the start of a four-game weekend series.
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