SINCE YOU’VE BEEN HERE: Alejandro De Aza has homered in Boston’s last 2 games and has gone deep in 3 of his last 4 contests following a 78-AB homerless drought…Of his 17 hits since being acquired by the Red Sox 6/3, 9 have gone for extra bases (4 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR), including 4 of his last 5 hits (2B, 3 HR).
· Since joining the Sox, his .696 SLG vs. RHP ranks 2nd in the AL (min. 40 PA) to DET’s J.D. Martinez (.746).
ROGER THAT: Clay Buchholz will make his 15th career start at Rogers Centre tonight…His 2.30 ERA here is the best ever among starters with at least 80.0 IP at this park…His 9 wins here are also the most as a visitor among active players, trailing only Andy Pettitte (17) and Mike Mussina (10) among visitors here all-time.
· David Ortiz has more doubles (32), home runs (37), and extra-base hits (69) at Rogers Centre than any other visitor in the park’s history.
A YEAR IN THE BIGS: One year ago today, on 6/29/14, Mookie Betts made his major league debut, going 1-for-3 as the Red Sox’ RF as a 21-year-old in an 8-5 win at Yankee Stadium…In the last year, he leads Boston in runs scored (71), doubles (29), and stolen bases (19)…He is one of only 10 major leaguers to reach all 3 of those marks in runs, doubles, and stolen bases over the past 365 days.