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Sox comeback falls short

Sox comeback falls short

SERIES NOTE: The Red Sox and Mariners combined to record 44 extra-base hits in their 3-game series…According to STATS Inc., that is the 2nd-highest total for any 2 teams in a 3-game series in the last 100 years (BOS-27, SEA-17)…The only 3-game series that featured more XBH took place from 7/12-13/31 (Cubs at Cardinals, 45 XBH).


imageTHE RED SOX scored 45 runs on 60 hits in the series…Their 60 hits are the most for any team in a 3-game series since the 1950 Red Sox had 62 hits against the St. Louis Browns from 6/7-9 at Fenway Park…The Sox’ 45 runs are the club’s most in a 3-game set since the 2003 Sox also scored 45 runs against the Marlins from 6/27-29.
· Fell to 4-4 in extra-inning games…Are 29-29 at home, including 2-1 on their current 10-game homestand.

DAVID ORTIZ (1-4, RBI, BB) increased his hitting streak to a season-high-tying 8 games (16-for-30, 3 2B, 4 HR, 6 BB, 13 RBI)…Has reached base in each of his last 32 games vs. SEA since 5/1/11, the longest streak of his career against any single opponent (reached base in 31 straight games against TB from 9/17/08-8/28/10).

JACKIE BRADLEY JR. (1-5, R, 2B, BB) doubled in the 4th inning, his seventh consecutive hit that went for extra bases (2 HR, 5 2B)…Recorded 7 XBH in the series, the most by any Red Sox player in a single series since Dwight Evans had 7 RBI from 8/12-14/88 vs. DET (4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR).
· Is 14-for-27 with 12 R, 13 RBI, 3 HR, 2 triples, and 5 doubles during his 6-game hitting streak…Extended his career-high on-base streak to 9 games, during which he has raised his season batting line from .102 AVG/.220 OBP/.163 SLG to .247/.340/.494.

HENRY OWENS (6.0 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 10 SO, BB, 3 HR) joined Pedro Martinez and Don Aase as the only Red Sox pitchers ever to record 10+ SO in their Fenway Park debut…Martinez had 12 SO on 4/11/98 vs. SEA, and Aase had 11 SO on 7/26/77 vs. MIL…Became the first Sox pitcher with 10+ SO and 7+ runs allowed since Red Ruffing on 6/30/28 vs. NYY-g2.
· At 23 years, 26 days old, Owens became the youngest Sox pitcher with 10 strikeouts in a game since Jon Lester had 10 on 6/21/06 vs. WSH (22 years, 165 days)…Is the youngest Sox pitcher to record 10+ SO and 1 or fewer BB since Roger Clemens had 15 SO and 1 BB on 8/21/84 vs. KC (22 years, 17 days).

TRAVIS SHAW (3-5, R, 2B, RBI, BB) tied the game at 8-8 with a 2-out RBI single in the 9th…Is batting .469 and slugging .906 at Fenway Park (15-32, 4 HR, 2 2B).


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