After a season of stumbling against A.L. East opponents, the Red Sox spark some hope by winning five of seven in Tampa Bay and Toronto.
The Red Sox open a critical eight-game homestand Friday night with a three-game series against A.L.-West leading Houston.
When his teammates scored eight runs before he even took the mound, it figured to be a pretty easy night for Wade Miley. Instead, it turned out to be a chore.
1wRebounding from a rough outing in his fourth big league start, Eduardo Rodriguez allows only a single run over 6 1/3 innings.
1wTurning in one of their more complete games of the season, the Boston Red Sox thump the Kansas City Royals 7-3 for their second straight win and third in their last four tries.
1w"It's a sham, it's an embarrassment. It's been an embarrassment since April." - Steve Buckley
1w"If they really want to get rid of those guys, they could. It's just going to cost them." - Michael Felger
1w"There's a problem here. Why wouldn't he call out Sandoval?" - Glen Ordway
1wJohn Farrell said Friday that the Boston Red Sox haven't talked about demoting Rusney Castillo.
1wCatcher Ryan Hanigan will begin a rehab assignment Monday in Pawtucket. And outfielder Shane Victorino could join him soon after.