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Williams Walks-Off Red Sox 3-2 over Mudcats

August 30, 2019 - Carolina League (CarL) - Salem Red Sox News Release

SALEM, Virginia - Dylan Thompson held the Carolina Mudcats scoreless before Grant Williams took advantage and walked the Red Sox off, 3-2 Friday night at Haley Toyota Field.

How it Happened

* Pat McInerny pushed Carolina to an early 2-0 lead with a home run in the first inning.

* AJ Politi retired after 4.1 innings, surrendering the one home run and striking out seven.

* Salem broke the silence in the sixth. Garrett Benge singled and stole second before trading places on a Devlin Granberg double to cut the difference, 2-1.

* Benge led-off the eighth with another single. Pinch runner Michael Osinski motored home to tie the tilt when Curcio knocked a pop-up that tipped off Eddie Silva's glove at third base.

* Dylan Thompson held the Mudcats at bay for 4.2 innings with four strikeouts to give Salem a chance.

* Victor Acosta kicked-off the ninth with a single. Jerry Downs laced a single up the middle to push runners and a fly-out from Tanner Nishioka pushed runners to the corners. Grant Williams rolled a bunt single up the first base line to bring Acosta home and walk the Sox off, 3-2.

Standout Sox

* Grant Williams: 1-for-4, RBI

* Dylan Thompson: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - W (6-8)

* Devlin Granberg: 2-for-4, RBI, 2 2B


* The walk-off was Salem's seventh of the season.

What's NextSalem Red Sox vs Carolina Mudcats, August 31, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 PM EST.

LHP Jhonathan Diaz vs RHP Matt Smith

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The Salem Red Sox are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and call Haley Toyota Field in Salem, Virginia home. The team was founded in 1968 and purchased by Fenway Sports Management in December of 2007. For more information on the Salem Red Sox, please visit or contact Melanie Newman at [email protected]

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