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73-59, 2nd in AL East
Longoria crushes go-ahead homer to Lansdowne Street (0:19)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Bullpen burns the Red Sox again, ninth-inning rally comes up short in a 4-3 loss to the Rays. Boston misses a chance to gain a game on the division-leading Toronto Blue Jays, who maintain a two-game lead in the AL East. Second-place Sox are one game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Why yes, it does seem strange the umpires are waiting for someone sitting in a room somewhere to tell them the replay outcome while the players watch it on the scoreboard and know what the call ultimately will be.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell, from earlier today, on using longtime starter Clay Buchholz as a setup man: "I want Clay to feel like that's his place in this bullpen right now." A few hours later, in his first truly high-leverage opportunity as a setup man, Clay Buchholz gives up a tie-breaking solo homer to Evan Longoria that clears everything in left field.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

First, Hanley Ramirez ties the game by wrapping a 324-foot homer around Pesky's Pole. Then, he hits a popup to shallow right field that falls in for an RBI single. Sometimes, being lucky is half the battle. 3-1, Red Sox.

Who's the best shortstop in the game? (2:57)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked on the NESN pregame show about the reports he received from his scouts at Tim Tebow's workout today, Red Sox president of baseball ops Dave Dombowski said this: "I don't think we'll be rushing out to make a signing."

Lineup: Red Sox (73-58) vs. Rays (55-75)

  • 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 2. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 3. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 4. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Travis Shaw, 3B (L)
  • 7. Brock Holt, LF (L)
  • 8. Bryan Holaday, C (R)
  • 9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • SP: Drew Pomeranz, LHP
  • Daily lineups

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Since the PGA Tour Is playing TPC Boston this week here's a view from the famous Green Monster at Fenway Park before the Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell on lack of defined setup roles in Red Sox bullpen: "I'd love to be able to sit here and say that [innings] 7, 8, 9 are outlined regardless of matchups. We don't have that type of bullpen." Farrell will continue to match up in close games with Brad Ziegler vs. right-handed hitters, Clay Buchholz vs. lefties. He prefers Robbie Ross Jr., Matt Barnes to inherit runners in tight jams. Lefty Fernando Abad working way back into mix, too.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Nothing new on Andrew Benintendi's recovery from a sprained left knee in large part because it takes a full week for a custom brace to be constructed. The rookie left fielder won't receive his brace until next week's series in San Diego, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell, at which point Benintendi might be able to begin initiating baseball activities.

Stats & Info

Betts joins select Red Sox company

Mookie Betts is the fourth player in Red Sox history to tally 30 homers and 20 stolen bases in a single season.

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Could we see Moncada in Boston soon?

Yoan Moncada could get the call next month to help as a pinch runner or bench option against southpaws. However, Keith Law cautions that he's only 21, isn't on the 40-man roster and has struck out in 30 percent of his at-bats since he reached Double-A. Possible September call-ups (Insider)

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Porcello making better use of fastball

Rick Porcello is using his four-seamer less than last season, except when there's two strikes. He throws the pitch 13 percent more often in two-strike counts, in which it gets nearly twice as many whiffs. Pitchers using fastballs better (Insider)

Stats & Info

The secret to Porcello's home success

Rick Porcello is 13-0 at Fenway this season, and his offense and defense behind him are a good reason why. It also doesn't hurt that he's drastically cut down on his rate of homers allowed.

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Betts, Ortiz make for rare 30-HR pair

The 23-year-old Mookie Betts joined 40-year-old teammate David Ortiz in the 30-homer club on Monday. The 1987 Tigers are the only other team in MLB history that has had a 40-year-old player and a player under the age of 25 each hit 30 HRs in the same season, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Buchholz pivotal to Red Sox's pennant push

Who could've predicted that Clay Buchholz, a source of tremendous frustration for Red Sox fans because of his struggles as a starter, would suddenly emerge as such a crucial figure in their bullpen situation? Buster Olney explains. Key players in pennant races (Insider)

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There's no place like home for Porcello

With a W against the Rays on Monday, Rick Porcello became the fifth pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) to win his first 13 home decisions of a season, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

  • 2015 Dallas Keuchel, HOU - 15-0 at home
  • 2016 Rick Porcello, BOS - 13
  • 1946 Boo Ferriss, BOS - 13
  • 1944 Tex Hughson, BOS - 13
  • 1928 Larry Benton, NYG - 13

Stats & Info

Mookie Betts bashes way to 30-HR season

Betts' second-inning solo shot on Monday was his 30th home run of the year. He's the third Red Sox hitter to reach that total in a season before turning 24.

Sport Science: Benintendi, Dyson flash good leather (1:54)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2851st
On Base Percentage.3501st
Slugging Percentage.4661st
Earned Run Average4.1916th
Quality Starts69Tied-8th

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