BOSTON – The Red Sox were beaten by the San Francisco Giants 11-3 at Fenway Park Wednesday night.
The Sox found themselves in a hole right away and couldn’t recover. Boston starter Jhoulys Chacin was chased from the game in the third inning after giving up four runs on five hits. He struck out six.
Three of those runs came in the first inning. Giants DH Stephen Vogt hit a two-run homer.
The Giants made the game a runaway in the ninth with a five-run frame. Hector Velazquez was tagged for four runs (two earned) and was relieved by Ryan Weber, who gave up a run of his own.
Rafael Devers hit a solo home run for Boston, his 30th of the season. Devers and Xander Bogaerts are now the first teammates in Red Sox history to put up 30 home run, 50 double seasons.
Jackie Bradley Jr. homered, his 20th of the season.
Before the game, Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski threw out the first pitch to his grandson, Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, who homered Tuesday night in his first game at Fenway Park.
Yastrzemski went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single in the ninth.
The two teams will close out their series Thursday afternoon with a strong pitching matchup. Eduardo Rodriguez will oppose Madison Bumgarner.