ROGER THAT: The Red Sox’ 115 wins at Rogers Centre (which opened in 1989) are the most by any visiting team, and the Sox’ .548 win percentage here marks the best by any AL team here, including the Blue Jays (.546).
· David Ortiz has more doubles (32), home runs (39), extra-base hits (71), and RBI (101) at Rogers Centre than any other visitor in the ballpark’s history.
STRONG MONTH: Red Sox starters have given up more than 3 ER in just 4 of their last 27 games dating back to 8/18, including 2 ER or less in 19 of those contests…In that time, 3 of the top 4 AL pitchers by ERA are Red Sox: Rodriguez (1st, 1.72), Porcello (2nd, 2.15), Kelly (4th, 2.34).
· Since 8/18, Sox starters lead MLB in win pct. (.750, 15-5) and top the AL with a 2.73 ERA (2nd in MLB to Dodgers, 2.60)…This stretch has reduced Boston’s starters’ ERA nearly half a run from 4.92 to 4.47.
MORE RECORDS FOR PAPI: On Wednesday, David Ortiz became the first Red Sox player ever to reach 35 homers in 6 different seasons…He has now driven in 97 runs, 3 shy of reaching 100 RBI for the 9th time in his career, all since joining the Red Sox in 2003…It would tie Ted Williams for the most 100-RBI seasons in team history.
· It would also mark his 9th career season with at least 30 home runs and 100 RBI, which would extend his club record (Williams ranks 2nd with 7)…He would join Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (both with NYY) as the only players with at least 9 different 30-HR/100-RBI seasons for a single American League team