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74-59, 2nd in AL East

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce Yoan Moncada will be called up from Double-A Portland on Friday.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Two starts since coming back from his shoulder injury, Steven Wright said there are "still some lingering effects definitely going on." Like what? "It's just been off," Wright said. "It was hard for me to throw a pitch with conviction. A little bit is trusting the arm to make sure that it's good. It feels OK."

Stats & Info

MVP in sight for Mookie Betts?

Betts has entered the conversation with his impressive play since the All-Star break. Entering Wednesday, the 23-year-old's offensive numbers in that time have been among the best in the AL.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

After blowing a two-run lead in the top of the eighth, the Red Sox score twice in the bottom and emerge with an 8-6 victory and a series win over the Rays. They're within 1.5 games of the AL East, with Toronto playing in Baltimore tonight.

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Hanley's grand slam clears the monster (0:31)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

It's been a rough August at the plate for Jackie Bradley Jr., but he's ending it on a positive note with three hits, including a solo homer in the sixth inning and an RBI double here in the eighth. In spite of their combustible bullpen, the Red Sox are up 8-6.

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Papelbon won't join Red Sox, Dombrowski says

The Boston Red Sox "have not had any conversations" with former closer Jonathan Papelbon and "assume he is not going to play," according to president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Bautista has company in the bat-tossing department. Hanley Ramirez chucks his lumber after a grand slam that gives the Red Sox a 5-4 lead against the Rays in the fifth inning at Fenway.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Questions will be asked about the health of Steven Wright's shoulder after this performance. Truth is, though, the Red Sox knuckleballer wasn't pitching particularly well before he jammed his right shoulder in that infamous pinch-running appearance at Dodger Stadium, giving up at least three earned runs in six of eight starts from June 25 through Aug. 5.

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Red Sox with good odds to make playoffs?

In the aftermath of the trade deadline, the Red Sox were expected to fall short of winning the AL East but capture a wild-card spot. Is that still the case as September approaches, or should Sox fans plan to celebrate a division title? Updated ZiPS playoff odds (Insider)

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Keep an eye out for Yoan Moncada

The Red Sox are believed to have a "special" role in mind for Moncada for the final month. That's a fun way to put it, because special is a pretty accurate description of Moncada, Christopher Crawford writes. The 21-year-old could be a difference-maker for Boston. Prospects to watch in September (Insider)

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Longoria could impact AL wild-card race

The Rays' next 24 games are against their division rivals, and Evan Longoria has raked against the Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays this season (the O's have had his number). Facing Tampa Bay won't be easy when he's in the lineup. What we learned Tuesday

Lineup: Red Sox (73-59) vs. Rays (56-75)

  • 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. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • 7. Chris Young, LF (R)
  • 8. Aaron Hill, 3B (R)
  • 9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • SP: Steven Wright, RHP
  • Daily lineups

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Safe to say John Farrell is VERY bullish on the idea of Yoan Moncada as a September call-up. Decision hasn't been made yet, but Farrell compared possible Moncada addition to the impact made by Ellsbury in '07 and Bogaerts in '13.

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Man honors David Ortiz with eight-acre corn maze (0:47)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7241st
Batting Average.2851st
On Base Percentage.3501st
Slugging Percentage.4671st
Earned Run Average4.2117th
Quality Starts0Tied-19th
WHIP1.3113th
BAA.2519th

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