RISE & SHINE, BOSTON: The Red Sox have won 17 of their last 20 day games at Fenway Park (beginning 5/14/16)…In those games, they are batting .325 with a .937 OPS (230-for-707, 57 2B, 5 3B, 30 HR)…BOS has hit at least 1 HR in each of its last 10 day games at home (21 HR total).
THAT’S MORE(LAND) LIKE IT: Mitch Moreland leads the majors outright in doubles (7)…He has doubled in 6 consecutive games, tying the Red Sox record…According to Elias, only 3 other Red Sox have doubled in 6 consecutive games: David Ortiz (2016), Jason Varitek (2004), and Bill Regan (1929).
LEADING OFF: Dustin Pedroia has recorded a hit in each of the Sox’ 8 games this season…This is the longest season-opening hitting streak of his career (previous: 6 in 2014) and the longest hit streak for an AL player this season.
>>> Prior to 2017, the last BOS player to record a hit in each of the club’s first 8 games of a season was J.D. Drew (first 9 in 2007).
WE HAVE CONTACT: Mookie Betts has not struck out in his last 101 regular-season plate appearances, beginning with his final PA on 9/2/16 vs. BAL…According to Elias, it is the longest active streak in MLB; the last player with a streak as long was Jeff Keppinger (107 in 2010).
>>> Elias also notes that the last Red Sox player with a streak that long was Wade Boggs (107 PA in 1991).