6 IN A ROW: Boston has won a season-high 6 straight games, the club’s longest win streak since a 7-gamer, 5/26-6/1/14 and the longest active win streak among ML teams…In these 6 wins, the Sox have outscored opponents, 41-10.
BIRTHDAY BOY: Xander Bogaerts, who turns 23 years old today, is tied for the AL lead with 194 hits (also HOU’s Jose Altuve), the most ever by a Red sox in an age-22 season or younger (prev. was with Ted Williams with 193 H in 1940…Bogaerts is 2nd in the AL with a .323 AVG (DET’s Miguel Cabrera, .334).
HOMER’S STORY: The Red Sox have hit 3 HR in each of the last 3 games, the club’s first stretch of 3 games with 3+ HR in each since 7/10-16/11 (3G), which it had not done in 3 straight games, all on the road, since 7/2-5/2003 (4G).
· This marks Boston’s first stretch with at least 3 HR in 3 straight games, all against the Yankees, since 6/17-19/77, and the first time they have ever done it in 3 straight games, all on the road against New York.