STATE OF THE SOX: The Red Sox lead MLB with 46 wins…They are 7-3 in their last 10 games and 18-8 in their last 26.
>>> The Red Sox are 16-5 (.762) in series finales, including 12-3 (.800) on getaway days.
PITCHING IN: The Red Sox have a 3.00 ERA in their last 23 games since 5/19 (69 ER/207.0 IP), including a 2.25 ERA in 9 games since 6/3 (21 ER/84.0 IP)…Overall, BOS ranks 2nd in the AL in ERA (3.46) behind only HOU (2.91).
>>> Red Sox starting pitchers have allowed 2 ER or fewer in each of the last 5 games (1.95 ERA; 7 ER/32.1 IP).
>>> Since 5/19, the Red Sox lead MLB with a 1.70 bullpen ERA (14 ER/74.0 IP).
ON THE OFFENSIVE: The Red Sox lead MLB in runs scored (349), AVG (.262), and XBH (256).
>>> BOS also ranks 2nd in run differential (+99), SLG (.457), OPS (.786), and doubles (148).
20 AT 21: Rafael Devers hit his 20th career HR last night and does not turn 22 years old until 10/24…The only other Red Sox players to hit 20+ HR at the age of 21 or younger are Tony Conigliaro (84 HR) and Ted Williams (49 HR)…Bobby Doerr hit 19 HR before turning 22.
HAVE WE BENINTRODUCED?: Andrew Benintendi has hit 11 HR in his last 32 games since 5/9, after hitting 1 HR in his first 32…The only player with more HR since 5/9 is J.D. Martinez (13)…Benintendi has 5 HR in his last 10 games, and 10 HR in his last 26 games.
>>> Benintendi has reached base in his last 17 games, tying the longest streak of his career…He has hit safely in 15 of those 17 games, batting .362/.443/.812 in that time (25-for-69, 17 R, 16 RBI, 15 XBH).