Who’s Swinging the Lumber? Andrew Benintendi doesn’t like to hit singles anymore

Sam Cohn
June 13, 2019 - 11:13 am

Coming off two straight losses to the Texas Rangers, the Boston Red Sox stayed above .500 with a little help from Andrew Benintendi’s bat.

In the loss on Tuesday night, Benintendi had just two at-bats before getting ejected alongside manager Alex Cora because of a close call at first base. The 24-year-old bounced right back on Wednesday afternoon against Texas with three hits in four at-bats. He got the hitting started with a double to left field in the first inning that put the Red Sox on the board. Benintendi tied the game in the third with an RBI triple to deep center field, then helped the Sox take the lead with an RBI double to straight-away center.

The Red Sox would go on to win 4-3 on a walk-off walk from Mookie Betts, pushing the team’s record to 35-34.

Benintendi hit his third triple of the season and 15th double, pushing his batting average up to .270 and tallying his 30th RBI on the season.

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