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2016 Schedule
71-54, 1st in AL East
Betts' power arm shocks Kiermaier at third (0:37)
Buchholz looks sharp against Rays (0:18)

Buchholz, Ortiz help Red Sox beat Rays 2-1

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.

Ortiz's single puts Red Sox ahead early (0:14)

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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David Price leads Red Sox to top of AL East

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2851st
On Base Percentage.3511st
Slugging Percentage.4681st
Earned Run Average4.2016th
Quality Starts6411th

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