In his first ever World Series game Tuesday night, Andrew Benintendi recorded 4 hits including a double, an RBI, and 3 runs scored. Boston got their offense going early as Benintendi singled off of Clayton Kershaw to score Mookie Betts from second base in the first inning. He would come around to score in the inning and the Red Sox never looked back, leading the entire game and winning by a final score of 8-4.
At 24 years old, Benintendi became the first player in MLB history with 4 hits and 3 runs in a World Series debut. He also is just the third player in Red Sox history with a 4-hit game in the World Series.
Last week, Benintendi went 2-for-5 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored in game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros. In the same game, while protecting a 2-run lead and the bases full of Astros with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, former LSU star Alex Bregman looped a ball into shallow left field, but Benintendi ran in to make a diving catch to end the game. Boston went on to clinch the ALCS the next day.
Baltimore RB Alex Collins had a quiet game, gaining 38 yards on 11 carries, and added 10 yards through the air on 3 receptions. Collins did not score a touchdown and guess what, the Ravens did not win. They are now 4-0 when Collins scores and 0-3 when he does not.
Jarius Wright bounced back from a slow week to catch both of his targets for 37 yards, and he had one rushing attempt that went for a whopping 34 yards.
Deatrich Wise Jr. also picked up a sack off the end for New England in a win against Chicago. He had 2 tackles in the game and it was his second sack of the season as well.
Denver Kirkland was promoted from the Oakland practice squad this week to play guard for the Raiders. Kirkland has not played since 2016 when he appeared in 6 games and started 4. He missed all of last season with an injury.
Bobby Portis dropped a double-double in the first game of the season for the Bulls, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. He also made 3 of 6 three pointers and added 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal. He pulled down 14 rebounds and scores 12 points in his second and third games, respectively. In his first three games, Portis is averaging 12.7 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 blocked shots.
Patrick Beverley also had a double-double on Tuesday against New Orleans. He scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds, adding 8 assists in the game. Through four games, Beverley is averaging 5.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists.