Jackie Bradley Jr. had his first career hit, a single to center that drove in a run in the third inning. He has been on base five times in his first 10 plate appearances for the 2-0 Red Sox and made several nice plays in the field.

That's why the Sox kept him. Bradley is a player who can make a difference.

“It’s a big thrill. You always want to get the first one out of the way. I’m glad I did it,” Bradley said of his RBI single in third inning. “It was a big opportunity right there and I got an RBI out of it, too. It was pretty sweet.”