RED SOX NOTES (12-6)
THE RED SOX have won each of their last 2 games…Are 12-3 in their last 15 games after starting the season 0-3.
Own the AL’s best record (12-6, .667), trailing only LAD (14-4, .778) for the best in the majors.
Tonight was their MLB-best 9th come-from-behind win, having trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of the 4th inning.
Are 12-0 this season when holding a lead at any point in the game.
EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ (6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, BB, 6 SO) set season highs in IP (6.0) and pitches (90)…Allowed a HR to Randal Grichuk to begin the 7th, his final BF.
Is 3-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 3 starts this season (16.0 IP, 12 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 18 SO).
Has thrown at least 5.0 innings in each of his last 31 starts (beginning 5/4/19), the 3rd-longest active streak in the majors behind only Shane Bieber (36) and
Justin Verlander (33)…The Red Sox are 25-6 (.806) in those 31 games.
The Red Sox are 48-12 (.800) in his starts since the beginning of 2018, including 17-3 in his last 20 and 7-0 in his last 7…The only AL pitchers to start more
team wins since the beginning of 2018 are Gerrit Cole (60, HOU & NYY) and Mike Fiers (51, DET & OAK).
XANDER BOGAERTS (2-for-4, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) doubled in the 2nd and hit a 3-run HR in the 4th, his 1st HR of the season.
Is slugging .673 in 13 games beginning 4/5, batting .469 (23-for-49) with a 1.192 OPS during that span (7 R, 7 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB).
Tonight’s HR was Bogaerts’ 119th career HR, tying him with Joe Cronin for the 5th-most among Red Sox SS…He trails Rico Petrocelli (210), Nomar Garciaparra
(178), Vern Stephens (122), and John Valentin (121).
Since the start of 2019, Bogaerts’ 45 HR trail only Trevor Story (entered today with 46) for the most among ML shortstops (min. 50% games played at SS).
CHRISTIAN ARROYO (3-for-4, R, 2B) matched a career high in hits (3, 2nd time), having also done so with the Red Sox on 9/18/20 vs. NYY.
Doubled in the 5th inning, his team-lead-tying 7th of the season (Martinez, Bogaerts).
Is 12-for-25 (.480) over his last 9 games (5 R, 5 2B, RBI, BB, HBP)…Has at least 1 hit in 11 of his 13 games this season, and in 11 of his 12 starts.
MATT BARNES (1.0 IP, H, SO) is 3-for-3 in save opportunities this season…Has allowed only 5 of his 32 batters faced to reach base (3 H, 2 BB), recording 16 SO.
BOBBY DALBEC (2-for-3, 3B, RBI) singled in the 3rd inning and hit an RBI triple in the 4th inning…Was his 1st career triple and 1st triple by a Red Sox player in 2021.
Is 9-for-27 (.333) with 4 2B, 3B, and 4 RBI in his last 9 games, beginning 4/10 (R, 3 BB).
MATT ANDRIESE (1.0 IP, SO) tossed a scoreless 7th inning, retiring all 3 batters faced…Has not allowed an ER in his last 5 appearances (6.2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO).
ADAM OTTAVINO (1.0 IP, BB, SO) has not allowed a run in 3 of his last 4 outings (3.1 IP), including each of his last 2.
BLUE JAYS NOTES (7-10)
THE BLUE JAYS have lost 3 consecutive games…Are 1-4 on the current road trip…Are 0-3 in their last 3 series openers after winning each of their first 2.
Recorded 4 hits or fewer in back-to-back games for the first time since 7/24-26/19…Was their first time with 4 hits or fewer at Fenway Park since 7/18/19.
Have lost 8 games this season by 2 runs or fewer.
HYUN JIN RYU (5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 SO) allowed 4 runs after surrendering 2 runs or fewer in 12 of his last 13 starts, including each of his previous 6.
Held the Red Sox scoreless through 3.0 innings before allowing back-to-back singles followed by Xander Bogaerts’ 3-run HR in the 4th.
Was his first game with 2 or fewer SO since 7/31/19 with LAD at COL.
BO BICHETTE (2-for-4, R, HR, RBI) lead off the 4th inning with a HR to left field, his team-leading 5th of the season.
Added an infield single in the 6th for his 5th multi-hit game of the season, trailing only Xander Bogaerts for most among AL shortstops.
RANDAL GRICHUK (2-for-4, R, HR, RBI) hit a solo HR in the 7th inning and an infield single in the 9th…Is batting .343 (12-for-35) in 11 road games this yea
RED SOX NOTES (12-6)