Red Sox Win 7th in a Row Shut Out Rangers 5-0 Monday Night
Make it 7 games in a row for the AL East leading Boston Red Sox who shut out the Texas Rangers Monday night 5-0. Their record stands at 63-29 and their winning percentage of .685 and 63 wins are the major league's best!
Eduardo Rodriguez went 5.2 innings to win his 11th game, a career high, (11-3) and allowed just 3 hits striking out 5 and walking 3. 4 Red Sox relief pitchers held the Rangers scoreless just allowing 2 hits.
JD Martinez hit his 28th homer, going 2-4. He now has a major league leading 28 homers and a major league leading 77 Runs Batted In.
Steve Pearce was 2-4 and hit his 1st home run as a member of the Boston Red Sox. Andrew Benintendi was 2-4, with a single and double. It was his 31st multi-hit game and 4th in a row. In his last 4 games Benintendi is 10-15 (.667) with 8 runs, 3 doubles, a homer, 2 Runs Batted In and 4 walks.
The New York Yankees split a doubleheader in Baltimore, and as a result the Red Sox lead is now 2.5 games over the Yankees.
The Red Sox will play the Rangers Tuesday night, with Hector Velazquez (6-0) set to take the mound. The pregame starts at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA