Before the Red Sox go head to head with the Minnesota Twins (2nd best team in baseball), they stand a good chance of putting together a nice win streak. After tonight, the Sox play three in Camden Yards. Winning the next four games would put them at a season high five games over .500. Going for their 2nd win in a row, Sox look to salvage a split after literally walking off the game.

Porcello’s solid start of 6.2 inning two run ball was essentially undone by a Christian Vazquez error in the 8th. Vazquez promptly made up for that, as he smoked a leadoff double to center field to lead off the 9th inning. The Rangers’ Jesse Chavez had nothing at all, giving up two hits and two walks. He walked Chavis on four pitches, and then walked Betts to give Boston the win. Yesterday afternoon was the first time Chavez allowed a run since way back on April 30th.

David Price takes the mound for the Sox. This season he has taken on the role as “stopper”. Another solid start of his tonight would be well received to get some good momentum going.  Having a 2.70 ERA emblazoned on his arm, he hasn’t given up more than three runs in a start since April 6th in Arizona. In that start, Price allowed 4 ER in six innings. Tonight the Rangers (2nd most runs in baseball), square off against a pitcher who has been stingy allowing homeruns (7 in 60 innings).

Adrian Sampson takes the ball for the Rangers. Trying to have his first full season in majors since debuting in 2016 (against the Sox), Sampson is looking to build off of a good start thus far. In 14 games (7 starts), he is 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA. There really has only been three bad outings for him. Outside of that, quite the effective pitcher.

3 games (2 starts): A’s, Pirates, Astros — (0-2, 12.64 ERA)

12.1 innings, 24 Hits, 18 Runs (17 ER), 5 HRs, 8 Ks, 5 Walks

11 games (5 starts) — (5-1, 1.80)

55.1 innings, 52 Hits, 12 Runs (11 ER), 4 HRs, 45 Ks, 9 Walks

First Pitch – 7:10pm ET !!!


David Price — Career vs Texas Rangers in 15 starts, 4-6 with a 5.63 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 55 games (52 starts), 28-8 with a 2.93 ERA.


Texas Rangers:

Elvis Andrus – 15 for 32 (.469 avg) Double, 8 RBIs, 7 Walks, 4 Ks

Asdrubal Cabrera – 9 for 24 (.375 avg) 4 Doubles, 2 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Shin-Soo Choo – 10 for 30 (.333 avg) Double, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, Walk, 9 Ks

Delino DeShields – 3 for 9 (.333 avg) K

Tim Federowicz – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)

Logan Forsythe – 6 for 19 (.316 avg) Double, RBI, 2 Walks, 5 Ks

Ronald Guzman —–

Jeff Mathis – 5 for 20 (.250 avg) Double, HR, 5 RBIs, Walk, 7 Ks

Nomar Mazara – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) Double, 2 RBIs

Rougned Odor – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) Double, RBI, 3 Ks

Hunter Pence – 4 for 12 (.333 avg) Double, HR, RBI, Walk, 3 Ks

Danny Santana – 5 for 19 (.263 avg) 2 Doubles, Triple, 2 RBIs, 9 Ks


Adrian Sampson — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 1 start, 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA. In that one start, the Sox collected 4 ER off of eight hits and one walk in 4.2 innings. He struck out just two batters in that start. That outing took place at Fenway Park.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi —–

Mookie Betts – 2 for 3 (.667 avg) RBI

Xander Bogaerts – 2 for 3 (.667 avg) HR, RBI, K

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg) HR, RBI, Walk

Michael Chavis —–

Rafael Devers —–

Marco Hernandez —–

Brock Holt —–

Sandy Leon —–

J.D. Martinez —–

Eduardo Nunez —–

Sam Travis —–

Christian Vazquez – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)

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