STATE OF THE SOX: The Red Sox have won each of their last 3 games, 5 of their last 6, and 8 of their last 11…Their .696 win percentage (16-7) since 5/21 is the best in the AL and 2nd-best in the majors (LAD, .727).
>>> The Sox are a season-high 9 games above .500.
>>> At 37-28, the Sox have the same record they had through 65 games in 2016.
WHAT A RELIEF: BOS relievers have not allowed a run in their last 21.1 IP, the club’s longest such streak since 4/17-23/10 (also 21.1 IP)…According to Elias, the Sox have not had a longer scoreless streak since 7/11-28/09 (25.1 IP).
>>> Red Sox relief pitchers have thrown 5.0+ shutout innings in each of the club’s last 3 games, the longest such streak in franchise history (source: Elias)…The last team with such a streak was COL in 2012 (8/18-20).
>>> The Sox’ bullpen ranks 2nd in the majors in ERA (2.79; CLE-2.71).
SLUGGING SOX: BOS has won 11 consecutive games when hitting multiple homers (12-1 in 2017).
ALL OF THE HITS: The Red Sox have recorded 11+ hits in 6 consecutive games and 12+ hits in each of their last 5…Their streak of 12-hit games is the longest in the majors this season and the longest by a BOS club since 5/7-12/08 (6 G).
FEATS OF MOOKIE: Mookie Betts hit 2 HR out of the leadoff spot last night, setting a Red Sox career record for most multi-homer games as a leadoff hitter (6)…Johnny Damon held the previous BOS record of 5.
>>> Betts has 8 multi-HR games in all and is only 24 years old…The only other Red Sox with as many as 8 multi-homer games before turning 25 are Hall of Famers Jim Rice (12) and Ted Williams (8)