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Sox looking to take rubber game of the series this afternoon at Fenway

Sox looking to take rubber game of the series this afternoon at Fenway

WANNA GET AWAY?: The Red Sox are 12-2 on getaway days, with their lone losses coming on 4/22 at OAK and 5/24 at TB…They are 4-0 on getaway days in Boston.
>>> The Sox are 12-9 (.571) in series openers, but 32-12 (.727) in all other games (16-4 in series finales)…They are 15-4-1 in series, including 5-0-1 in their last 6.

PITCHING IN: The Red Sox have allowed only 14 runs (13 ER) in their last 6 games (54.0 IP, 2.17 ERA)…They allowed 2 ER or fewer in 5 of those 6 games.
>>> Sox relievers have allowed 1 ER in their last 18.0 IP (0.50 ERA)…Since 5/19, their bullpen ERA is 1.44 (10 ER/62.1 IP), the lowest in MLB.

PICK YOUR POISON: The Red Sox are the only team with as many as 6 players with 9+ HR: Martinez (21), Betts (17), Benintendi (11), Moreland (10), Bogaerts (9), and Devers (9).
>>> The Sox are also the only team with as many as 4 players with a .900+ OPS (min. 100 PA): Betts (1.187), Martinez (1.033), Moreland (.955), and Benintendi (.921).
>>> No other team has more than 2 players with a .900+ OPS (min. 100 PA), and 12 teams have none.

J.D. POWER: J.D. Martinez leads MLB in HR (21) and RBI (54)…He has 12 HR in his last 24 games…In his last 162 games (since 5/31/17), he has 58 HR and 141 RBI.
>>> Martinez is the 1st Red Sox player with 21+ HR through 65 team games since Manny Ramirez in 2001 (also 21 HR).

SLUGGING SOX: The Red Sox rank 2nd in MLB with 95 HR…They lead the majors with 65 HR since 4/30 (38 G).
>>> The Sox have hit multiple HR in 32 games, most in the majors…They are 27-5 (.844) this season when hitting multiple HR, including 14-1 since 5/16.

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