boston red sox They can extend their winning streak to four matches when they start the three-match series against the visitors Texas Rangers on tuesday afternoon
Boston lost five games in a row – and seven of eight – before winning a three-game series in Toronto last weekend.
“It was fun to watch the way we played this weekend.” red Sox manager Alex Cora said after his team’s 5-4 win on Sunday. “Hopefully it’s a lesson to everybody in this group that if we play like this against everybody, we’ve got a chance.
The bottom four batters in Boston’s lineup (Tristan Casas, Enrique Hernandez, David Hamilton and Connor Wong) went 0 for 17 in Sunday’s win, but Jaren Duran went 5 for 5 and tied a franchise record by hitting four doubles. Equalized. It was the 50th time since 1901 that a major league player had four doubles in a game.
while boston had a day off on monday rangers Coming off a blowout 12-11 loss to Houston on Monday afternoon. Texas came back after trailing 10–2 to take an 11–10 lead in the eighth inning, but lost two runs in the top of the ninth inning.
Travis Jankowski went 3-for-4 with a career-high five RBI in the blowout, during which he achieved an eight-game homestand. rangers 3-5 done. Janocki’s hit included a three-run home run that cut Houston’s lead to 10–5.
Texas arrived in Boston with a solid bullpen. not only did rangers Aroldis moved closer to Chapman in a trade with Kansas City on Friday, but they also activated right-handed pitcher Glenn Otto from the 60-day injured list that same day.
Otto was used exclusively as the starting pitcher in his first two seasons with Texas, but he pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a 5–3 loss to Houston on Friday and 3 1/3 innings of relief on Monday. I gave up four runs. He missed the first half of the season to recover from a right shoulder strain.
“I’m here to get out,” Otto told The Dallas Morning News. “In whatever form or fashion, I’m here to get out. I’m going to do the best I can to attack hitters and get them out as quickly as possible, go from there and let everything else fall.” Where could it be?”
Right-hander Dan Dunning (7-1, 2.69 ERA) is expected to start in Tuesday’s series opener at Texas. Dunning equaled his career high by striking out 10 batters in 8 2/3 innings during his last start, a 10-2 win over Detroit last Wednesday.
Dunning began the season as a reliever but joined the rotation in May to replace Jacob deGrom and has been used in that role since. He is 0–3 with a 9.42 ERA in three career appearances (all starts) against Boston.
Boston hasn’t officially announced its starting pitcher, but left-hander Chris Murphy (0-0, 1.80 ERA) is among those who could get the start. Murphy, who hasn’t pitched since last Wednesday, made his major league debut last month against Cleveland and has never pitched against Texas.
red Sox Outfielder Masataka Yoshida was hit in the foot by a pitch during Boston’s 7-6 win over Toronto on Saturday and was ruled out of the lineup on Sunday. Cora said he hoped Yoshida would be available to play on Tuesday
–Field Level Media