Red Sox/Yankees

Posted by: MBR on Mon May 9th, 2016 6:10 am
[size=120:804lr748]Yankees knuckle under against Red Sox’s Wright[/size:804lr748] NEW YORK — During spring training, Steven Wright was not assured of a spot in the Boston Red Sox’ starting staff. Based on the early results, Wright is not going to be departing the rotation anytime soon. Wright confounded the New York Yankees with his knuckleball and came within an … ... n-yankees/
Posted by: MBR on Tue May 10th, 2016 6:37 am
Bradley powers Red Sox past A’s BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox shelled struggling Oakland ace Sonny Gray for six runs in the fourth inning, and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam and drove in six runs in a 14-7 rout of the Athletics in the opener of a three-game series Monday night at Fenway … ... x-past-as/
on Wed May 11th, 2016 5:31 am
[u:1oobfzon]Shaw powers Red Sox past Athletics[/u:1oobfzon]BOSTON — Travis Shaw belted a three-run home run and had five RBIs to pace another offensive barrage for the Boston Red Sox in a 13-5 blowout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and Mookie Betts added a solo blast for the Red Sox (20-13). Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Chris Young and Jackie Bradley Jr. all had an RBI while contributing to the team’s 16-hit attack. Bradley extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games.Boston won for the sixth time in nine games and captured its fifth straight against Oakland (14-20).The Athletics have been outscored 43-17 during their four-game losing streak.Read more: ... athletics/
Posted by: MBR on Thu May 12th, 2016 8:22 am
[size=120:1iu4erdo]Red Sox bomb A’s again, complete sweep[/size:1iu4erdo] BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox finished off a dazzling three-game demolition of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Sizzling Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two more home runs, and he drove in six runs for the second time in the series, and Dustin Pedroia also homered to power Boston to … ... ete-sweep/
on Fri May 13th, 2016 6:14 am
Post-Game notes:7 AND COUNTING: Jackie Bradley Jr. has hit safely in 17 straight games, the longest active streak in the majors and the 2nd-longest of the season...It is 1 game shy of the Sox’ longest hitting streak of the 2015 season (Betts, 18 games).· Since his streak began (4/24), Bradley leads the majors in OPS (1.309), SLG (.859), RBI (24), triples (tied, 3), and XBH (14)...He also leads the AL in HR (tied, 6) and is batting .406 (26-for-64) with a .449 OBP.· The Red Sox are 17-1 in Bradley’s career when he hits a home run (only loss: 5/7/16 at NYY). SLUGGIN’ SOX: The Red Sox lead the majors in runs (196, tied), hits (353), AVG (.293), SLG (.480), OPS (.834), and doubles (86)...They also lead the AL in OBP (.354, 3rd in MLB) and triples (10, T-4th)...Their .293 AVG is 15 points higher than the majors’ next-highest mark (PIT-.278).· 4 of the AL’s top 9 batting averages belong to Red Sox: Bogaerts (4th, .328), Shaw (7th, .323), Bradley (8th, .322), and Ortiz (9th, .322). WHAT A DIFFERENCE: The Red Sox rank 3rd in the majors with a +48 run differential (196 RS, 148 RA), trailing only the Cubs (+99) and Cardinals (+50)...Through the first 34 games of 2015, Boston had a -30 run differential (144/174). BEATING THE BEST: Since the start of 2015, Boston is 12-6 when opposing a former Cy Young Award winner, having faced Justin Verlander (2-0), Felix Hernandez (2-0), Corey Kluber (2-1), R.A. Dickey (6-2), and CC Sabathia (0-3)...Those pitchers are a combined 2-10 with a 4.78 ERA (56 ER/105.1 IP) in 18 starts vs. BOS in that time.
on Fri May 13th, 2016 6:17 am
[u:1b6cgf7d]David Price kicks into gear as Red Sox blast Astros[/u:1b6cgf7d]David Price had to answer uncomfortable questions about his 6.75 ERA for three days as the $217 million pitcher had his disappointing start to the season dissected and analyzed by media members, coaches and teammates.When he finally took the mound last night against the Astros, he lifted his leg with more emphasis, held his hands higher in his set-up and then fired a 91-mph fastball to leadoff hitter Jose Altuve.Altuve smoked the ball into left field for a single. George Springer singled after him.Then Price struck out the side, three of his 12 strikeouts on what was to be an overpowering performance over 62?3 innings from the Red Sox’ ace in an 11-1 win.Read more: ... ast_astrosBuckley: David Price has arrived, and Red Sox are for real read: ... e_for_real
on Sat May 14th, 2016 6:57 am
RED SOX NOTES (22-14) THE RED SOX snapped a season-high 5-game winning streak and a 7-game winning streak at Fenway Park...Lost just their 2nd of 8 games against AL West teams.· Scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning, the team’s 5th inning this year with 5+ runs (last 5/10 vs. OAK)...Have 10+ hits in their last 7 home games, the longest active streak in the majors and longest team streak since going 11 straight from 7/6-27/11.· Have homered at least once in each of their last 14 games, the longest active streak in the majors and the team’s longest such streak since 9/30/01-4/11/02 (15 G). JACKIE BRADLEY JR. (3-for-4, R, 2B, RBI) extended his career-long hitting streak to 19 games, the longest hitting streak in the majors this season...Is hitting .431 (31-for-72) with 6 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR, 26 RBI, and a 1.315 OPS over the streak...Has multiple hits in each of his last 6 games (.600/15-for-25).· Tied Jacoby Ellsbury’s 19-game streak from 6/19-7/11/13 for the longest by a Red Sox hitter since David Ortiz from 7/2/12-5/7/13 (27 games).· Has driven in 15 runs in his last 5 games...Tied a career high with his 5th straight game with an RBI (also 9/2-7/15)...Is the only ML player this season with multiple hits and at least 1 RBI in 5 straight games. TRAVIS SHAW (2-for-3, 2 R, BB, HR, RBI) lifted a homer in the bottom of the 6th, his 6th XBH in his last 5 games (.526/10-for-19, 4 2B, HR, 8 RBI, 1.053 SLG)...4 of his 5 HR this season have come at Fenway, each in the 5th inning or later...Of his 18 career HR, 12 have come at home...Was his first solo HR since 9/15/15, snapping a streak of 6 straight with runners on base. XANDER BOGAERTS (2-for-5, 2B) is hitting .409 (38-for-93) in his last 22 games since 4/20, leading the majors with 38 hits in that time...Has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games vs. HOU, including 6 multi-hit games, going 15-for-44 (.341) with 4 2B and a HR. RYAN HANIGAN (1-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI) drove a 2-run double in the 2nd...Was his first multi-RBI game since 9/9/15 vs. TOR...Each of his last 7 multi-RBI games since 6/6/14 have been home games, and his team is 7-0 in those games...Since joining the Red Sox in 2015, is hitting .275 (33-for-120) with 13 RBI at home, and .167 (16-for-96) with 5 RBI on the road. STEVEN WRIGHT (4.1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO) allowed more than 3 ER in a start for just the 2nd time in his career, first since 7/20/15 at LAA...Had not allowed more than 2 ER in any of 10 starts since 7/25/15 vs. DET, the longest such streak by a Red Sox pitcher since Rolando Arrojo from 6/15/01-6/18/02 (13 GS).
on Sat May 14th, 2016 6:58 am
[u:1cb0pezj]Springer’s blast lifts Astros over Red Sox[/u:1cb0pezj]BOSTON — George Springer hit a tie-breaking two-run homer off former University of Connecticut teammate Matt Barnes in the sixth inning as the Houston Astros charged from four runs down and ended the Boston Red Sox’s five-game winning streak with a 7-6 victory in the rain at Fenway Park on Friday night.Springer, who had a two-run double in a four-run fifth that erased a 5-1 deficit created by Boston’s five-run second against Lance McCullers, connected on a 3-2 pitch in his second big-league at-bat against Barnes (2-2).Springer, whose homer was his eighth of the year, and Jose Altuve both stroked three hits and scored twice to help the struggling Astros to their fourth win in their last six games. Marwin Gonzalez delivered a pair of RBI singlesread more: ... r-red-sox/
on Sat May 14th, 2016 10:52 pm
RED SOX NOTES (23-14)THE RED SOX earned their first walk-off win of the season (last 7/24/15 vs. DET, 11 innings)...Won in extra-innings for the first time since 4/24/15 at HOU (12 innings)...Earned their first win when trailing after 7 innings (1-10), and 10th come-from-behind win (last 5/11).· Have 10+ hits in their last 8 home games, the longest active streak in the majors and longest team streak since going 11 straight from 7/6-27/11.· Have homered at least once in each of their last 15 games, the longest active streak in the majors...The current streak is tied for the 2nd-longest by the Red Sox since 1913 (3rd time, last 9/30/01-4/11/02), trailing a 19-game streak from 7/4-25/96.· Had not allowed multiple HR in a game since 4/24 at HOU, an 18-game streak...Was the team’s longest such streak since going 23 straight games from 8/29-9/22/13 and 2nd-longest since 9/23/00-4/14/01 (19 G). DAVID ORTIZ (3-for-5, R, BB, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI) won the game with an 11th-inning walk-off double, his 20th career regular-season walk-off hit (8th in extra innings) and the 600th double of his career...Tied the game in the 9th with a 2-out RBI triple, his first since 6/15/13 at BAL and 19th of his career...In the 3rd inning, hit his team-leading 10th HR of the season, and 513th of his career...Joined Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds as the only players in MLB history with at least 600 2B and 500 HR.· His game-tying 3B was the first 2-out 3B that either tied a game or gave the Sox a lead in the 9th inning or later at Fenway since Troy O’Leary hit a 2-run, walk-off triple in the 9th inning on 8/2/96 vs. MIN...The Sox’ last 2-out triple that tied a game in the 9th inning at Fenway was hit by Ellis Burks on 7/17/87 vs. OAK.· Snapped a tie with Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews for 22nd place on MLB’s all-time home run list...Also tied Tris Speaker for 14th-most XBH all-time (1,132)...Has 27 XBH (16 2B, 3B, 10 HR) through 37 team games, his most through as many games of any season of his career. XANDER BOGAERTS (3-for-6, 3 R, 2B, RBI) has multiple hits in each of his last 6 games, a career-long streak...Is hitting .414 (41-for-99) in his last 23 games since 4/20, leading the majors with 41 hits in that time...Has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games vs. HOU, including 7 multi-hit games, going 18-for-50 (.360) with 5 2B and a HR. JACKIE BRADLEY JR. (1-for-5, BB) extended his career-long hitting streak to 20 games, the longest hitting streak in the majors this season...Is hitting .416 (32-for-77) with 6 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR, 26 RBI, and a 1.263 OPS over the streak...Marks the longest hitting streak by a Red Sox hitter since David Ortiz from 7/2/12-5/7/13 (27 games). CLAY BUCHHOLZ (6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO) surrendered his 2nd grand slam of the season, both vs. HOU, the first Red Sox pitcher to allow multiple grand slams in a year since Mark Melancon (2012) and 2nd in the last 10 seasons...Has allowed 7 HR in 45.2 IP this season after allowing only 6 in 113.1 IP (18 starts) last season.