RED SOX NOTES (73-80) THE RED SOX improved to 41-38 at Fenway Park with 2 home games remaining, securing a winning record at home...Improved to 29-21 in series openers and 6-11 against the Orioles (4-4 at home)...Have won 12 of their last 20 games overall and are 29-22 since 7/30...Lead the majors with 318 runs scored since 7/26. · Earned their 8th shutout win of the season...Allowed...Read more
ANOTHER CENTURY: David Ortiz drove in 2 runs with a homer in the 1st inning last night and now ranks 6th in the AL with 101 RBI...He crossed the 100 RBI plateau for the 9th time in his career, all as a Red Sox, tying Ted Williams for the most in 100-RBI seasons in team...
RED SOX NOTES (72-80) THE RED SOX lost their season series to the Rays, 9 games to 10...Fell to 23-20-6 in series this season, including 8-3-1 in their last 12 since 8/14...Are 40-38 at Fenway Park with 3 home games remaining (9/25-27 vs. BAL). · Lead the majors with 311 runs scored since 7/26...Have a +49 run differential...Read more
FACING ROOKIES: Tonight Boston faces Baltimore rookie Mike Wright...The last 8 rookie starters facing the Red Sox have allowed 45 ER in 36.2 IP (11.05 ERA)...None of the last 10 rookies to start against Boston have earned a win, going a combined 0-6. XANDER, MEET TED: Xander Bogaerts, who turns 23 on 10/1, ranks 2nd in the AL in AVG (.321) and hits (175)...He is the...Read more