Red Sox-Rays: Quick hits prior to Game 4

Red Sox-Rays: Quick hits prior to Game 4
October 8, 2013, 4:30 pm
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GAME 4: PREGAME

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Quick notes prior to Game 4 of the ALDS between the Red Sox and Rays, courtesy of the Red Sox P.R. department:

  • In their history, the Red Sox are 12-11 in Game 4 of a postseason series, and 5-6 on the road.

  • Monday's loss was the 10th walkoff defeat suffered by the Red Sox in the postseason, with each of the last two coming in Tampa Bay. Prior to Monday, they'd lost Game 2 of the 2008 ALCS on a sacrifice fly by B.J. Upton off Mike Timlin.

  • Jose Lobaton's game-winning home run was the fourth postseason walkoff homer allowed by the Sox in their history. The others were by Cleveland's Tony Pena (Game 1, 1995 ALDs), the Yankees' Bernie Williams (Game 1, 1999 ALCS) and the Yankees' Aaron Boone (Game 7, 2003 ALCS). The others were all in extra innings.

  • Jacoby Ellsbury has multiple hits in each of the Sox' first three postseason games. It is tied for the longest multihit streak by a Red Sox player to being a postseason, along with Johnny Damon (2004) and Marty Barrett (1986).

  • Ellsbury is also MLB's leading hitter in the postseason among players with at least five at-bats, at .571 (8-for-14). He is tied for most runs scored in the postseason with six.