One strike away from a four-hit shutout, David Price happily settled for a complete game and his strongest outing of the season.
The shot bounced off the light post in the Green Monster to up Boston's lead over the Baltimore Orioles, 6-0. I thought it was weird that two of the three times they stole on me, I was picking. "He was outstanding. You saw it".
- Trey Mancini has gone 9-for-26 with eight runs, three homers and six RBI over his last seven games.
The NY Yankees and Washington Nationals will play a odd double header later next month, a make-up for the rains that washed out two games scheduled in D.C. When the teams meet again, they'll first have to finish up a game that was suspended at 3-3 in the fifth inning and then play the follow-up from scratch.
The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will continue a four-game series when they clash at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday night. It's just a matter of getting his pitches in the zone and driving. During that span, he's gone 15-for-44 at the plate with three home runs and five RBI.
Danny Valencia had a pair of hits for the punchless Orioles, who have lost three of four and have the second-fewest victories in the American League. "Anytime your bullpen throws nearly as many innings as you do, that's not what you're looking for".
Hanley Ramirez also caught a foul pop on the top step of Boston's dugout in the second and Mookie Betts ran down a fly ball that was headed to the wall in right. And he kind of helps me out a lot.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts mirrored what he did in Wednesday's win over the Oakland Athletics when he sent a three-run bomb high and deep to left field.
Yes, that's manager Buck Showalter stamping toward the mound to remove Gausman before Bogaerts has finished his trot.
Swihart is the third catcher behind Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez, and he has seen action in the outfield and at first base.
"It's pretty impressive what he does when you're behind looking at him", Bogaerts said.
"I felt like I had a good jump on it, I could get there, it was just a matter of figuring out that wall", he said.
Red Sox: Second baseman Dustin Pedroia (recovering from offseason left knee surgery) is expected to resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. "There were a lot of pitches that could have and should have gone his way".
WHITE SOX 4, RANGERS 2 Welington Castillo hit a tiebreaking two-run single in a four-run eighth, helping host Chicago beat Texas in the opener of a four-game series between two of the worst teams in the AL.
Bogaerts has six homers this season, which are more than half of what he had all of last season (10).
Trevor Cahill (1-2) gave up three runs to the first four batters he faced, but held the Red Sox scoreless the rest his five innings.