SUPPORTING FLORIDA: Players from the Red Sox, Rays, Boston Bruins, and Florida Panthers will help collect donations at all Fenway Park gates before and during today’s game…Donations will support Red Cross relief efforts that may be needed in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma.
STATE OF THE SOX: The Red Sox have won each of their last 4 games and are 8-4 in their last 12…They are 20 games above .500, matching their season high (also 73-53).
CONNECT FOUR: During their current 4-game winning streak, the Red Sox have out-scored their opponents, 27-6…In that time, they have averaged 6.8 runs and batted .276 (47-for-170) while posting a 1.17 ERA (6 ER/46.0 IP) and a .179 opponent AVG (29-for-162).
HEAD START: The Red Sox have scored in the 1st inning in each of their last 3 games, scoring 3 runs in the opening frame on both Friday and Saturday vs. TB…The Sox are 55-18 (.753) when scoring 1st, marking the majors’ 2nd-highest winning percentage behind CLE (.774, 65-19).
MINOR DETAILS: The Greenville Drive (Low-A) won the South Atlantic League Southern Division Championship last night, shutting out Charleston (Yankees) in the rubber match of a best-of-3 series, 5-0…The Drive will begin a 5-game series at Kannapolis (Northern Division champions) on Monday.