A four-game sweep is extremely rare in the major leagues. But, the Boston Red Sox did just that against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the tenth inning, Franchy Cordero came to the plate with a loaded base and one out. Boston trailed 4-3 heading into the 10th, but Kiké Hernández tied the game on RBI singles.
One single later, which put Cordero in a situation that would make him a folk hero in Boston, and sent the patrons of Fenway Park home happy. Cordero’s first home run of the 2022 season covered 419 feet with an exit velocity of 106.1 MPH.
This is the first time the Red Sox have completed a four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners from August 22-25, 2003 in terms of historical significance with a four-game sweep.
What a fantastic rebounding series for Boston, who used the power of home runs to propel them to victory. It is Trevor Story’s five home runs. And, the Red Sox hit a total of 10 home runs over the weekend, finishing things off with three on Sunday, including a walk-off by Cordero.
Boston is averaging 8.3 games against Seattle. It has improved to 19-22 on the season as a result of the sweep. Now, the Red Sox look to get back to 500, traveling to Chicago for a three-game tie against the White Sox. Later, it’s returning to Fenway to play the Baltimore Orioles next weekend.
That draw against Baltimore will be a rare one as Boston will play a four-game tie from Friday to Monday with a two-head tie on Saturday. In other words, it was five games in four days between the Red Sox and Orioles.