RED SOX NOTES (42-47)
THE RED SOX head into the All-Star break at 42-47, 6.5 games behind the 1st-place Yankees…Are 15-9 since 6/16.
· Concluded their 8-game homestand with a 5-3 record…Fell to 22-23 at home, including 14-11 since 5/23.
· Snapped a streak of 4 consecutive series wins…Have lost only 2 of their last 9 series (5-2-2)…Are 12-12-5 in series overall (6-6-3 at home)…Have lost each of their 5 home series vs. NYY since the start of the 2014 season.
· 9 players had at least 1 hit for the Red Sox (Bogaerts, Ramirez, and De Aza had 2 hits apiece).
WADE MILEY (5.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 SO, HR) snapped a streak of 6 consecutive quality starts at home…Had been unbeaten in his previous 5 home starts (4-0).
· Allowed a 2-run HR to Brian McCann in the 2nd inning, his first homer surrendered to a left-handed batter since 8/10/14 vs. COL with ARI (Ben Paulsen)…Prior to McCann, had faced 155 consecutive lefties without giving up a homer, the longest active streak in the majors to begin the day.
BROCK HOLT (1-for-4, R, BB) extended his hit streak to 11 games, the 2nd-longest of his career (12 G, 8/6-18/14).
XANDER BOGAERTS (2-for-5, R, RBI) increased his hit streak to 10 games (.395 AVG, 17-for-43), matching his career long (also 10 G from 4/16-27/14)…Has 12 RBI in his last 12 G…Is 17-for-35 (.486) with RISP since 6/7 and 29-for-74 (.392) with RISP overall this season.
PABLO SANDOVAL (1-for-5, RBI) extended his hit streak vs. NYY to 11 games, tied with Prince Fielder for the majors’ longest active hit streak against the Yankees.
· Went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Nathan Eovaldi today and is now 13-for-20 (.650) with 11 RBI against him in his career.
ALEJANDRO DE AZA (2-for-4, RBI) went 5-for-11 in this series…Is batting .463 during his current 11-game hitting streak vs. AL East clubs (19-for-41, 2 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR).
RYAN HANIGAN (1-for-3, R, BB) has reached base in 10 of his last 18 PA (5-for-13, 5 BB).