CATCHING RAYS: Boston leads its 19-game season series with the Rays, 9-8, 1 win shy of securing a winning season against TB...They are also 1 shy of 100 all-time wins over the Rays at Fenway...The Sox have taken 6 of their last 9 meetings, averaging 5.8 runs scored in those games (52 R). · 11 of the 17 games between these clubs have been decided by...Read more
RED SOX NOTES (72-77) XANDER BOGAERTS (2-5, HR, 2B, 5 RBI, 2 R) gave the Sox an 8-6 lead with a 2-out grand slam in the 8th inning...Marked the first grand slam of his career and the second by a Red Sox player this season (also Hanley Ramirez on 4/6 at PHI)...Became the first Sox player to hit a go-ahead grand slam in the 8th inning...Read more
THROWBACK: Today the Sox and Rays will turn back the clock and wear retro uniforms...The Sox will wear their 1975 road uniforms and the Rays their 1970’s retro uniforms.Read more
- BETTS IN THE AL: Mookie Betts has hit safely in a career-high 13 straight games, batting .453 (24-for-53) with 6 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 3...
DAZZLING DEBUT: At 22 years and 51 days old yesterday, Eduardo Rodriguez went 7.2 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks with 7 strikeouts for the win in his 1st MLB game...Elias says Rodriguez was the 1st pitcher in Red Sox history to go at least 7.2 IP, allow no runs, give up 3 hits or less, and strike out at least 7...Read more