May 20, 2016

G42: Cleveland 4, Red Sox 2

Cleveland - 004 000 000 - 4  8  1
Red Sox   - 110 000 000 - 2  6  1
Jason Kipnis's three-run homer wiped out Boston's early lead. And although Clay Buchholz (6-5-4-4-3, 96) and three relievers held the visitors scoreless for the next six innings, the Red Sox could not come back.

Mookie Betts doubled and scored on Xander Bogaerts's groundout in the first. Jackie Bradley homered in the second. JBJ's four-bagger extended his hitting streak to 25 games and set a new Red Sox record of consecutive games with at least one home run (20).

3rd inning: Hanley Ramirez reached on an error with two outs, and was stranded at second.

4th inning: Bradley led off with a walk, but was erased on a double play.

5th inning: Bogaerts doubled with two outs, but David Ortiz struck out.

6th inning: Red Sox retired in order.

7th inning: Red Sox retired in order. [Corey Kluber: 7-5-2-2-6, 105.]

8th inning: Dustin Pedroia singled. He was forced at second by Bogaerts, and Ortiz grounded into a double play.

9th inning: Bradley walked with two outs, but pinch-hitter Marco Hernandez struck out.
Corey Kluber / Clay Buchholz
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Shaw, 3B
Bradley, CF
Vazquez, C
Swihart, LF
The Red Sox have placed Carson Smith and Brock Holt on the disabled list and called up Blake Swihart and Noe Ramirez.

The Red Sox have hit at least one home run in 19 consecutive games, tying a franchise record set in 1996. They are eight games away from the major league record.

Most Consecutive Games With 1+ Home Runs (1913-2016)
27 - Rangers, August 11 to September 9, 2002
25 - Yankees, June 1-29, 1941
25 - Tigers, May 25 to June 19, 1994
25 - Atlanta, April 18 to May 13, 1998
24 - Dodgers, June 18 to July 10, 1953
23 - 4 times
22 - 2 times
21 - 4 times
20 - 3 times
19 - 7 times, including 1996 Red Sox and 2016 Red Sox


allan said...

OTM: "In a quick succession of moves, the Red Sox have placed reliever Carson Smith on the 15-day disabled list with elbow soreness, Brock Holt on the 7-day version with a mild concussion, and recalled Noe Ramirez and Blake Swihart in their places."

The Holt move is a bit odd. Swihart will play LF.

allan said...

ESPN: "Despite win, Yankees are a fundamental mess"