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TURN BACK THE CLOCK: Both clubs will pay tribute to Negro League players tonight, wearing uniforms representing the Boston Royal Giants and Seattle Steelheads…The Red Sox will wear road gray uniforms with navy trim and “BOSTON” in block letters across the front, and dark blue caps with red trim, as the Negro league Royal Giants did in 1946.

redsox_uehara[1]PITCHING IN: Since Sunday, 5/10, the Red Sox have posted a 3.13 ERA (19 ER/54.2 IP), good for 6th in the AL in that time frame…The starting pitchers have a 3.63 ERA (14 ER/34.2 IP) in that time, but that mark falls to 2.23 when excluding Justin Masterson’s last start at OAK (2.1 IP, 6 ER)…Coming into tonight, the Red Sox had a staff ERA of 4.72, 28th in the majors (14th in the AL).

SINCE SUNDAY: Boston has won 4 of its last 6 games, since Sunday, 5/10…In this run, all 4 wins have been decided by 3 runs or less, including 3 by 2 runs or less and a pair of 1-run victories.

· The Sox have scored 2 runs or less in each of their last 4 games, but have 2 wins…4 of Boston’s 17 wins (24%) have come when scoring 2 runs or less, trailing only DET (6) and TB (5) for the most such victories in MLB (WSH, STL & LAA also have 4 such wins).


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