July 10, 2016

G87: Red Sox 4, Rays 0

Rays    - 000 000 000 - 0  4  0
Red Sox - 310 000 00x - 4  8  0
David Price sent the Red Sox into the All-Star Break with a superb performance (8-4-0-1-10, 113). It was the first start this season in which Price did not allow a run and his seventh start (out of 19) with 10+ strikeouts.

David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the first inning (#22). ... Mookie Betts went 3-for-4, scored Boston's first run on Xander Bogaerts's sac fly, and drove in a run. ... Sandy Leon went 2-for-3 and is batting .455. ... Brad Ziegler made his Red Sox debut in the ninth, retiring the Rays in order (with two strikeouts) on only eight pitches.

Since being annihilated by the Angels 21-2 last Saturday, the Red Sox have won six of seven games. ... Boston's next game is Friday night at Yankee Stadium III. Eduardo Rodriguez will be on the mound.
             W   L    GB  RUNDIFF
Orioles     51  36   ---    + 41
Red Sox     49  38   2.0    + 66
Blue Jays   51  40   2.0    + 75
Yankees     44  44   7.5    - 34
Rays        34  54  17.5    - 74
Jake Odorizzi / David Price
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Bradley, CF
Hill, 3B
Shaw, 1B
Brentz, LF
Leon, C
The Red Sox and Blue Jays are tied for second place, 2 GB the Orioles.


FenFan said...

Great end to the first half! Let's hope the momentum carries into the second half, which will feature a LOT of road games for the Scarlet Hose.

SoSock said...

So I just commented a few days ago, after the series at Tampa Bay I think, that it seemed like forever since we had won a series. Then we win the next three, with one sweep. Yay! I feel a bit relieved seeing a bit of a spark entering the break. I know two of these last three opponents have been cellar dwellers, but the Rangers are tops in the AL, so there's that. Holding onto hope that this becomes a trend.