The Boston Red Sox and left fielder Andrew Benintendi had an unusual bottom of the seventh in Wednesday’s game vs. the Miami Marlins.
The Red Sox had a massive inning, scoring 11 runs to turn a 5-3 deficit into an 11-5 lead. But Benintendi didn’t get in on the fun. In fact, he was responsible for all three outs.
Final tally: season-high 11 runs on 12 hits. Nunez, Kinsler, Swihart and Bradley each had two hits and scored twice. Swihart, Bradley, and Betts had 2 RBI each. (And Benintendi made all three outs: a sac bunt & a double play.) #RedSox
— Tom Caron (@TomCaron) August 30, 2018
Red Sox Nation and the rest of Twitter had soe fun with the rarity.
Andrew Benintendi made all three outs that inning. DFA
— OverTheMonster (@OverTheMonster) August 30, 2018
Ok. That’s a joke…we think. It was not the only one.
Sure to be the subject of a question on "Jeopardy" someday: Andrew Benintendi was responsible for all 3 outs in that 7th inning. (Sac bunt, GIDP)
— Beth (@CursedtoFirst) August 30, 2018
— Sean Penney (@spenney83) August 30, 2018
Benintendi makes all three outs in the inning. That’s not easy to do if you’re not hitting into a triple play.#RedSoxNation
— TVTEDDY (@TVTEDDY) August 30, 2018
No other game generates the delicious oddities of baseball. Period. The Red Score 11 in the 7th and Benintendi responsible for all 3 outs. And the first was a sac bunt! For many reasons, it remains the best game. Deal with it.
— Bob Ryan (@GlobeBobRyan) August 30, 2018
Every baseball game is a chance to see something you’ve never seen before. Andrew Benintendi was just responsible for all three Red Sox outs … in an 11-run inning! He had a terrible bunt in his first at-bat, the next eight guys reached, then he hit into a double play 😳🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/7ZjEM3oOSI
— Nick Veronica (@NickVeronica) August 30, 2018
I guess Benintendi didn't get an invitation to the hitting party
— Roy Engelhardt (@RoyEngelhardt1) August 30, 2018
That’s a rough inning. But what his team did is a pretty good relief for Benintendi. Additionally, the Red Sox won the game 14-6, moving to a staggering 91-42 on the season.