RED SOX NOTES (72-80)
THE RED SOX lost their season series to the Rays, 9 games to 10…Fell to 23-20-6 in series this season, including 8-3-1 in their last 12 since 8/14…Are 40-38 at Fenway Park with 3 home games remaining (9/25-27 vs. BAL).
· Lead the majors with 311 runs scored since 7/26…Have a +49 run differential in that span (262 RA), after posting a -72 differential from the beginning of the season through 7/25 (392 RS, 464 RA).
DAVID ORTIZ (2-4, R, HR, 2 RBI) snapped an 0-for-15 stretch with a 2-run HR in the 1st inning…That gave him 101 RBI in 2015 and marked his ninth 100-RBI season, tying Ted Williams for the most such seasons in Red Sox history…Also marked his sixth season with at least 35 HR and 100 RBI, passing Manny Ramirez and Jimmie Foxx (5 each) for the most in Sox history…Has 36 HR in 2015, his highest single-season total since hitting 54 in 2006.
· Has 30 HR and 80 RBI in 88 games since 6/11, after recording 6 HR and 21 RBI in 52 games through 6/10.
MOOKIE BETTS (1-4, R) has reached base in each of his last 27 games, the longest streak by a Red Sox since Mike Napoli’s 33-game stretch from 4/4-5/14/14…Extended his home hitting streak to 13 games…Has hit safely in 33 of his last 36 games overall since 8/14…Has scored at least 1 run in each of his last 5 games.
WADE MILEY (6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, BB, 3 SO, 2 HR) left a game with the Red Sox losing for only the 2nd time in his last 10 starts since 8/2.
· Has recorded at least 5.0 innings in 19 consecutive starts, after doing so in only 8 of his first 12 of the season…Has recorded at least 6.0 IP in each of his last 10 starts, the longest such streak of his career and tied with Cole Hamels for the 3rd-longest active streak in the AL.
DUSTIN PEDROIA (1-4) has reached base in each of his last 34 games against the AL East since 4/24, the longest streak by a Red Sox against the division since Manny Ramirez’s 35-game stretch spanning the 2001 and 2002 seasons (source: Elias Sports Bureau).
XANDER BOGAERTS (0-3, BB) snapped his career-long 12-game hitting streak…Has reached base via hit or BB in 22 consecutive games since 8/30.