X ON THE SPOT: Xander Bogaerts, who singled to drive in a run with runners on 2nd and 3rd yesterday, has hits in 6 of his last 12 AB with RISP dating back to 6/3…Overall this season, he leads the team and ranks 10th in the AL with a team-best .356 RISP AVG (16-for-45).
· Bogaerts has hit safely in a season-high 9 straight games, 1 shy of the longest by a Red Sox this season (Dustin Pedroia, 10 G from 5/21-30) and also 1 shy of his career-high 10-gamer from 4/16-27/14…He now leads qualifying AL shortstops in AVG (.295) and OBP (.338).
EVERYWHERE MAN: Yesterday Brock Holt made his first start of the season at 1B…He has now made starts at 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, and RF this season…It matches his 2014 feat, when he became the first Red Sox ever to start at every position other than pitcher and catcher in a single season.
· Holt is the first Red Sox ever to appear at all 7 of those positions in back-to-back seasons.
MONSTER FLAG: In celebration of Flag Day today, a giant American flag will be displayed across the Green Monster during pre-game for the 100th time at Fenway Park…This tradition began as part of Opening Day ceremonies on 4/1/2002