Needing to stop their losing streak, the Boston Red Sox broke out the Yellow City Connect Uniforms, and beat the Chicago Cubs in a laugher 17-0 on Saturday. The Red Sox are now 30-8 overall when wearing yellow, and 3-1 this season!

The Red Sox 17-run margin of victory was their largest margin of victory since June 27, 2003 when they beat Florida 25-8. Their 17 runs and 21 hits were season highs, and the win gave Alex Cora his 455th win as Red Sox manager, tying him with Jimmy Collins.

Ceddanne Rafaela had a career day, going 4-4 with 2 doubles, a 1-run homer and 7 runs batted in.

Tyler O'Neill was 2-5 with a double, a 2-run home run, his 9th, in the 1st inning. He tied George "Boomer" Scott for most homers as a Red Sox player within their 1st 19 games wiht the franchise.

Wilyer Abreu was 2-6 and had a RBI single in the 5th inning. The RBI extended his streak to 8 games recording a RBI. His streak is the longest by a rookie in Red Sox history.

Masataka Yoshida, returning as designated hitter was 4-5, scoring 3 runs, and drove in a run.

Josh Winckowski started for the Red Sox and went 3.0 innings, allowing 3 hit and recording a strike out. Justin Slaten pitching the 5th and 6th innings picked up the win, his 2nd of the season and is 2-0. 5 Red Sox pitchers allowed just 5 hits, striking out 7 and walking 2.

Earlier in the day the Red Sox acquired 1B/OF Garrett Cooper from the Chicago Cubs, in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-Man Roster, Boston transferred 1B Triston Casas to the 60-Day Injured List. Cooper is expected to report to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

The Red Sox and Cubs play the final game of the 3-game series on Sunday night. The pregame starts at 6:10 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 7:10 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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