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Red Sox continue to roll, Sale gets no decision

Red Sox continue to roll, Sale gets no decision

RED SOX NOTES (13-2)

THE RED SOX earned their 13th win of the season in just their 15th game, their best 15-game start in franchise history.
· Are the 6th team in AL history to begin a season 13-2 or better…The last ML team to do so was ATL in 2013 (13-2) and the last AL club to do so was MIL in 1987 (14-1).
· Have won 13 of their last 14 games since losing on Opening Day at TB…Marks their best 14-game stretch since 2006 (went 14-1 from 6/16-7/2).
· Have won their last 6 games against the Orioles since 9/18/17, marking their longest winning streak vs. the club since 4/28-7/18/11 (7).
· Improved to 7-1 at home this season, representing their best start at Fenway since 1998 (10-1).
· Clinched a series victory, their 5th straight to begin the season…Are 11-2 in their last 13 regular-season series.
· Are 6-1 this season when their opponent scores first…Have 7 come-from-behind wins through 15 games.
· Allowed 1 run on a season-low 3 hits, lowering their team ERA to 2.94 (46 ER/141.0 IP), 2nd in the AL…Their 14 SO marked a new season high for a 9-inning game (struck out 16 in 13 innings on 4/3 at MIA).
· Have allowed 3 or fewer runs in a ML-leading 12 out of 15 games…Ties the most by any Red Sox team since 1908 through 15 games (also 2001, 2007).
· Doubled 4 times…Lead the majors with 47 doubles this season.
· Today’s game-time temperature of 34° is the lowest for a game at Fenway since 4/17/03 vs. TB, and the lowest for any Red Sox game since 4/5/16 at CLE…No Red Sox game has started at a colder temperature since at least 2000.
· Have won their last 6 games played with a game-time temperature at or below 40°.

ANDREW BENINTENDI (3-for-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, SB) singled, doubled, and tripled in his first 3-hit game since 9/14/17 vs. OAK (18th career).
· Has multiple hits in 4 of his last 5 games, and at least 1 RBI in 5 of his last 6 (8 RBI)…Has 4 game-tying or go-ahead RBI in 2018 (2 in his last 2 games).
· Marked his 2nd triple of the season and the 4th of his career…Is his first career game-tying triple and the first by a Red Sox hitter since Mookie Betts on 7/27/16 vs. DET.
· Has 10 hits, 4 2B, 2 3B, and 8 RBI in his last 6 games (.385/10-for-26)…Has doubled in each of his last 2 games.
· Has reached base in his last 11 games with a PA, reaching multiple times in 9 of those contests…Has a .464 OBP over that time.
· Is 10 for his last 19 (.526) with 5 XBH against RHP…Has hit .290 (168-for-579) in his career against righties.
· Stole his 2nd base of the season and the 23rd of his career in 28 tries (82.1%).

MITCH MORELAND (3-for-4, R, 2 2B) doubled twice for the first time since 8/3/17 vs. CWS and 10th career time.
· Recorded 3 hits, matching last season’s high (6 times in 2017).
· Extended his hitting streak to 5 games (.444/8-for-18) after beginning the season 0-for-12…Has 3 2B over the streak.
· Has 38 2B since the start of last season (career-high 34 in 2017)…Entering today, ranked 4th among left-handed AL hitters in that time.
· Is batting .444 (8-for-18) at Fenway this season…Has hit safely in his last 9 games at the venue, going 13-for-31 (.419) with 8 XBH (6 2B, 2 HR).

CHRIS SALE (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO) allowed 1 ER on just 2 hits over 5.0 IP…Did not factor into the decision.
· Has a 1.23 ERA (3 ER/22.0 IP) and a 0.95 WHIP through 4 starts…Has 31 strikeouts in 22.0 IP (12.68 SO/9.0 IP).
· Became the 6th Red Sox pitcher since 1908 to allow no more than 1 run in each of his first 4 starts…The others to achieve that feat are Cy Young in 1908 (4), Dutch Leonard in 1914 (6), Roger Clemens in 1991 (4), Tim Wakefield in 1995 (4), and Butch Henry in 1997 (4).
· Leads the majors with 18 starts with 1 or 0 runs allowed since the start of 2017.
· In 9 career starts vs. BAL, has a 2.57 ERA (16 ER/56.0 IP)…Has allowed 3 or fewer runs in each of his last 8 starts vs. the club.

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