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91-64, 1st in AL East
Pedroia, Red Sox top Rays, clinch playoff spot (0:47)
Pedroia smacks go-ahead grand slam (0:20)

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Tommy Rancel at Red Sox-Rays: The hot corner has been a cold spot for the Red Sox, but a familiar face could be back to help in time for the team's postseason run. Pablo Sandoval took part in pre-game workouts on Saturday, including batting practice and fielding ground balls at third base. The 30-year-old has been a disappointment in his time with Boston, but with the club's third basemen hitting just .244/.310/.389 on the year with a .676 OPS in September, the Red Sox are likely to keep their options open as they look toward October.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

To be clear, there is no chance that Pablo Sandoval is on the Red Sox post-season's rosters despite reports of the contrary. Just not enough time to get competitive at bats to contribute at a level better than the players on their present roster.

Lineup: Red Sox (90-64) at Rays (65-88)

  • 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. Brock Holt, 3B (L)
  • 7. Chris Young, LF (R)
  • 8. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 9. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • SP: Rick Porcello, RHP

David Ortiz owns the Rays

Highlights from David Ortiz's career vs. the Tampa Bay Rays, a team that he has been prolific against.

Ortiz records most RBIs for final MLB season with homer (0:25)
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Ortiz bests Shoeless Joe for most final-year RBIs

David Ortiz's two-run homer at Tampa Bay on Friday gave him 124 RBIs this year to put him ahead of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson for most RBIs in a final season.

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Shades of Curt Schilling for David Price

Price ran his winning streak to eight games in Boston's win on Thursday. He's the first player since Schilling in 2004 to have a winning streak of eight or more games in his first season with the Red Sox, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Boston breaks out the brooms twice

The Red Sox's four-game sweeps of the Yankees and Orioles mark the first time that the team has swept back-to-back series, each at least four games in length, since July 1968 (against the Athletics and Twins at Fenway Park), per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Stats & Info

Red Sox oust Orioles from Al East race

By finishing off a four-game sweep of Baltimore on Thursday night, Boston dropped its magic number to win the division to five. The O's are now seven games back and are no longer getting even a 1 percent chance to win the East.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Did David Ortiz think the phone was a funny gift from Orioles? "It's all right. Just thanked Baltimore for the memory."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles couldn't protect their house. Or their wild card lead. With a 5-3 loss to the Red Sox, the O's have been swept at home for the first time in 2016 (not including a two-game series loss in August). Coupled with a Detroit win earlier today, the L drops Baltimore into a tie for the second wild card spot. If the Tigers beat Minnesota in the second game of their doubleheader (currently leading), the Birds will be on the outside looking in - no division lead, no wild card lead, no wild card tie - for the first time all year.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Make it eight consecutive wins -- and a second straight four-game sweep over an AL East rival -- for the Red Sox, who defeat the Orioles, 5-3. Hanley Ramirez homers again, and David Price wins his eighth straight decision. Magic number to clinch the division: 5.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2851st
On Base Percentage.3511st
Slugging Percentage.4671st
Earned Run Average4.009th
Quality Starts855th

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