As he usually does, Tom Koehler produced what would have been a quality start, despite one disastrous inning of work in a 6-3 loss to the Red Sox. Koehler went six innings, with a four-run lapse in the bottom of the third. Other than that, we only allowed five hits. Although he gave up five runs, only one of them was earned, which is an incredible difference.
Rick Porcello, on the other hand, gave up two runs off eight hits in six innings of work. He fanned four, and his only lapse was in the top of the fourth, allowing two Marlins to reach home plate.
The scoring began in the bottom of the third. The production started with a one-out walk to Ryan Hanigan. The next batter, Mookie Betts, reached second on a throwing error by Koehler, advancing Hanigan to third. Brock Holt would ground out to second, but both runners advanced, scoring a run. Now, with two outs, Xander Bogaerts aided his Final Vote campaign by bringing Betts home on an infield single to the shortstop. To cap off the inning, with one runner on base, David Ortiz would blast a two-run home run to left field, making the Red Sox' lead 4-0.
In the next inning, the Marlins would retaliate with a J.T. Realmuto RBI single, bringing Michael Morse home and bringing Derek Dietrich to third. Cole Gillespie would then hit another RBI single, scoring Dietrich, bringing the tally to 4-2.
After a couple scoreless innings, Boston would resume its scoring with a Pablo Sandoval RBI double play, making it 5-2 Red Sox.
In the next inning, Sam Dyson would allow Alejandro De Aza to reach second base. Dyson struck Mookie Betts out swinging, but De Aza was able to steal third. Realmuto made an throwing error, allowing Alejandro De Aza to score a run.
The last hope for the Fish was in the top of the eighth, where Michael Morse lined a solo homer to right, closing the gap to 6-3. However, Miami couldn't generate any additional offense, extending their losing streak to four games.