Clay Buchholz again went at least six innings and gave up only a run. Still, with others getting healthy, he may again fall out of the Sox's rotation.
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Clay Buchholz pitched into the seventh inning, David Ortiz had a run-scoring single and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Tuesday night to remain tied atop the AL East.
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Red Sox DH David Ortiz now has 98 RBIs this season. With two more, he would have the most 100-RBI seasons in Red Sox history. His 9 currently tie him with Ted Williams. Ortiz also passed Bobby Doerr and moved into 6th place on the team's all-time hits list.
Lineup: Red Sox (70-54) at Rays (52-71)
- 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. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
- 7. Sandy Leon, C (S)
- 8. Travis Shaw, 3B (L)
- 9. Andrew Benintendi, LF (L)
- SP: Clay Buchholz, RHP Daily lineups
Is Koji Uehara's injury a concern?
Uehara has been out since mid-July with a strained right pectoral muscle, and there's no timetable set for his return. John Farrell has been able to mix-and-match setup men in Uehara's absence, but the state of Boston's bullpen is still muddled. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders
Mookie Betts in RF for Team USA?
Betts is already one of baseball's best all-around players, and David Schoenfield is expecting that to remain the case when he's 27 years old. If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, Betts would surely make the cut. 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team
Price settling in vs. former team
David Price had lost his first three starts as a visitor at Tropicana Field but picked up the win there Monday night, allowing just two hits over eight scoreless innings. He posted similar results in his last outing against the Rays this season (July 10).
David Price deserves some recognition
Although the criticism surrounding Price and his 4.00 ERA has been warranted to some extent, he hasn't received enough credit for leading the majors in innings (and pitches thrown), David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Monday
David Price accomplishes surprising feat
Price, who racked up 82 wins during his seven seasons with Tampa Bay, is only the second former Rays pitcher to win two starts against them in one season, per the Elias Sports Bureau. He joins Jason Johnson, who did it for the Orioles in 2001.
40 for 40: David Ortiz
Ortiz is the first player in major league history to hit 40 or more doubles in one season after his 40th birthday, the Elias Sports Bureau notes. The previous record for doubles in one season after a player had already turned 40 was 35 by Sam Rice for the Washington Senators in 1930.
Not all bad for David Price this season
Monday marked Price's third start with at least eight scoreless innings pitched this year, tying him with several other aces throughout baseball.
For teams with even a glimmer of hope of reaching the playoffs, here are the pivotal injuries worth watching between now and Game No. 162.
Red Sox starter David Price struck out eight in eight shutout innings against his former team as Boston tied the Toronto Blue Jays for first place.
David Price limited his old team to two hits in eight scoreless innings, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Monday night to move into a tie for first place in the AL East.
Red Sox overperforming this season
Offseason acquisitions David Price and Craig Kimbrel have not quite lived up to their billing this season, while Carson Smith got injured early in the year. Instead, holdovers from 2015 have been the reason for the Red Sox's jump this year, notes David Schoenfield. Offseason surprises and disappointments (Insider)
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From Tommy Rancel, with the Red Sox in St. Pete: The Red Sox have activated Chris Young off the DL and he'll start tonight in left field against Rays lefty Blake Snell. Young is hitting .340/.404/.638 against lefties in 2016 with 10 of his 18 extra-base hits. Rookie Andrew Benintendi will get his second career start in center field -- despite the lefty on lefty matchup -- while Jackie Bradley Jr. gets the night off. With a four-game series on turf, we may see some different formations in the outfield this week.
Benintendi continues his impressive start
Against the Tigers on Sunday, Andrew Benintendi became the youngest Red Sox batter with a homer and a triple in a game since Dwight Evans on Sept. 20, 1972. The week in unusual stats
Red Sox rise big in Power Rankings
With wins in eight of its last 10 games, Boston is preventing Toronto from gaining a significant lead in the AL East. Mookie Betts continues to power the league's best offense. Week 20 Power Rankings
Close race for the AL wild card
The Red Sox and Orioles currently hold the top two spots, but the Mariners, Tigers and Royals aren't far behind. With Boston only a half-game back in the East, the Blue Jays are also in the picture.
Red Sox ace David Price says MLB won't scare players away from performance-enhancing drugs until they are banned forever after their first offense.
The Red Sox reportedly are getting more pessimistic about their chances of signing Jonathan Papelbon to help bolster their bullpen.
Justin Upton hit a pair of three-run homers and the struggling Detroit Tigers finished their homestand with a 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
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