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Sox continue their downward spiral

Sox continue their downward spiral

RED SOX NOTES (44-57)

THE RED SOX continued a 10-game homestand (2-3 thus far)…Have lost 11 of their last 13 games since red sox logo7/12…Fell to a season-high 13 games under .500.
· Scored 2 runs on 4 hits in the 9th inning, after recording 4 hits in the first 8 innings combined…Were held hitless in the 3rd-7th innings (0-for-15, BB).
· Have scored 23 runs on 40 hits in their last 3 games, after combining to score 16 runs in their first 9 games after the All-Star break…Are averaging 5.1 runs per game at home since 5/22 (31 G, 157 R).
· Red Sox pitchers have allowed at least 4 first-inning runs in each of the club’s last 2 games…The last time the Sox did that in consecutive games was 2012, when Josh Beckett surrendered 5 first-inning runs on 7/6 vs. NYY and Franklin Morales allowed 4 first-inning runs in the first game of a doubleheader vs. NYY on 7/7.

JUSTIN MASTERSON (3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO) increased his career strikeout total to 1,000…Recorded his longest relief outing of the season.

WADE MILEY (5.2 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, HR, HBP) allowed 5 runs on 5 hits in the 1st inning, after surrendering a combined 1 run on 5 hits in his first 2 starts after the All-Star break (13.0 IP)…Allowed as many as 5 runs in a 1st inning for the first time in his career.
· Is winless in his last 5 starts (0-2)…The Red Sox have lost each of his last 4 starts.

imagePABLO SANDOVAL (2-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI) hit a 2-run HR in the 2nd inning, snapping a homerless stretch of 90 at-bats (last HR: 6/28 at TB)…Has driven in at least 1 run in each of his last 3 games, combining to go 6-for-13 in those contests (2 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB).

DAVID ORTIZ (1-for-4) is batting .409 with 6 XBH during his current 5-game hitting streak (9-for-22, 5 R, 2 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, BB).

MOOKIE BETTS (0-2) was removed from the game in the top of the 6th inning…Is being evaluated for a concussion.

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