Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in the starting lineup for Monday's series-opening game against the host Kansas City Royals. The Royals would keep that lead and take the rubber game of the series.
"There's more depth", Farrell said in recalling Travis and Marrero. "You get a little bit of an idea and a game plan knocked out before the game and he did exactly what we would have hoped, which was to keep the game close, keep it under control and get us into the sixth inning". They've been here recently.
If the Boston bats show up, they'll keep rolling and easily make this bet pay off. "And we've got the ability to better equip ourselves to get through Pedi's situation as well as Mitch".
Boston right-hander Hector Velazquez was almost as good as Hammel in his second career start, carefully navigating a bunch of baserunners during the first two innings.
Moreland got the day off on Tuesday, but he'll be back at first base and batting cleanup against Royals' righty Ian Kennedy on Wednesday.
"That's about as good of a lineup as you're going to run into", Hammel said after his fourth straight quality start.
Boston's win combined with the Yankees loss to the Angels gives puts the Red Sox in first place in the division for the first time this season.
Red Sox fourth. Hanley Ramirez singles to right field. The Boston Red Sox offense had 13 hits in the game with Chris Young, Xander Bogearts, Sandy Leon, and Deven Marrero all recording multi-hit games. The Blue Jays won despite blowing a 5-1 lead in their first visit to Texas since last postseason. Royals 2, Red Sox 0. I just wasn't getting it down. I don't like telling the manager I can go out there and get it for him and not get it done.
Kennedy (1-6, 5.03 ERA) will try to get the Royals within a game of.500 when he starts Wednesday. Pomeranz has a high ERA, but he has allowed just one earned run in four of his last six starts.
Perez was 3-for-5 Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. With the win Sale's record moves to 9-3, but he was not happy about his performance on Tuesday night.
The team had won four of his past five starts, and he has a 3.00 ERA in his past seven starts.
The Cincinnati Reds have placed Bronson Arroyo on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder, one day after the 40-year-old right-hander said there is a possibility his career might be over. That was June 27, 2015, while with Oakland.