The Boston Red Sox (72-57) will be without Dustin Pedroia as they try to take the series against the Kansas City Royals (67-62) on Sunday Night Baseball. Here is a look at the starting lineups, pre-game notes, and daily links for August 28, 2016.
The Boston Red Sox (72-57) snapped their three-game losing skid in a big way with an 8-3 win over the defending champion and very hot Kansas City Royals (67-62) led by four more hits by Dustin Pedroia and home runs by Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez.
The Boston Red Sox (71-57) notched 15 hits, but could only score three runs on a frustrating night at Fenway Park. The Kansas City Royals (67-61) used a five-run first inning to hold on for the victory.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright (13-5, 3.01) returns for his first start since August 5th as the Boston Red Sox (71-56) look to bounce back from a pair of losses and face off against the Kansas City Royals (66-61) with Ian Kennedy (8-9, 3.58) taking the mound.
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Drew Pomeranz dazzled as he struck out a career-high 11 batters, but the offense couldn’t provide the run support as Boston lost their second-straight one-run game.
The Boston Red Sox (71-55) will wrap up their series with the Tampa Bay Rays (53-72) in a Thursday matinee before they head home.
The Boston Red Sox have discovered some crazy ways to lose games this season. Wednesday night was no different.
Rick Porcello (17-3) will look to become the majors’ first 18-game winner on Wednesday evening at the Trop, as the Boston Red Sox (71-54) attempt to clinch a series win against the last-place Tampa Bay Rays (52-72). The Red Sox are one of the hottest teams in the league, as they have won 10 of their last 12 games, including going 7-2 in their current lengthy road trip. Matt Andriese (6-5) will take the mound for the Rays looking for his first win since June.
Tonight, the Tampa Bay Rays (52-71) are set to host the Boston Red Sox (70-54) as they square up for round two of a a four game set sending out a righty vs righty matchup in Chris Archer (7-16, 4.18 ERA) and Clay Buchholz (4-9, 5.42 ERA).
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