RED SOX NOTES (61-72)
THE RED SOX snapped a streak of 5 consecutive non-losing series (4-1-1)…Are 19-18-6 in series this season, including 10-8-4 at home…Have lost 6 straight home series to the Yankees (last home series win vs. NYY: 3-0 from 9/13-15/13)…Have lost 10 of 15 games against the Yankees this season.
· Gave up 3 HR in the 2nd inning (Bird, Murphy, Beltran), their most allowed in a single frame since the Yankees hit 4 HR in the 2nd inning on 10/1/12 in the Bronx…Allowed as many as 5 HR in a game for the second time this season (5 on 7/1 at TOR)…Last allowed 5 or more HR at home on 5/12/13 vs. TOR (5).
HENRY OWENS (1.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR) made his 6th major league start, his 2nd vs. NYY…Lasted fewer than 5.0 innings for the first time in his ML career…Matched his career high in runs allowed (also 8/16 vs. SEA).
· Snapped a stretch of 30 games in which Sox starters recorded at least 5.0 IP (7/30-9/1), the club’s longest such streak since 7/18-8/31/04 (41 G)…According to Elias, that is the longest streak by an AL team this season.
DAVID ORTIZ (1-3, 2B, RBI) gave the Sox a 1-0 lead with an RBI double in the 1st inning…Was his 574th career double, tied with Bobby Abreu and Charlie Gehringer for 21st-most in MLB history…Has 6 XBH in his last 6 games (3 HR, 2 2B)…Has 34 RBI in his last 34 games since 7/26.
MOOKIE BETTS (1-2, 2B, RBI, R) extended his hitting streak to 9 games and has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 appearances…BLAKE SWIHART (2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB) has reached base in 12 straight games since 8/12, posting a .455 AVG/.547 OBP/.636 SLG line in that span…Swihart has reached base at least 4 times in 3 games this season.
XANDER BOGAERTS (3-5, HR, 2 RBI, R) led off the bottom of the 6th inning with a HR…Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games…Has recorded multiple hits in 5 of his last 7 games, as well as in 12 of his last 23…Leads the Sox with 45 multi-hit games (Betts ranks 2nd with 35), including a team-best 15 3+ hit contests.
RUSNEY CASTILLO (2-5, R) made his first ML start in LF…ALLEN CRAIG (2 BB) entered the game in RF in the 6th inning, his first ML appearance since 5/9 at TOR.