On Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox play the second game of a three-game series on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Boston won Sunday 5-0 over the Baltimore Orioles as J.D. Martinez hit a pair of home runs to lead the offensive attack and Eduardo Rodriquez quieted the Orioles bats. Boston has now won four of its last five and was off on Monday.
Tampa Bay lost 5-2 Sunday to the Los Angeles Angels and was off Monday before hosting Boston Tuesday in the series opener. Tampa Bay could not hit Shohei Ohtani as the Japanese-star struck out nine Tampa Bay batters and gave up just six hits. The loss snapped Tampa Bay’s six-game winning streak.
Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox with a .365 batting average and team high 15 home runs and team high 61 hits. J.D. Martinez, who is tied for the team leads in home runs with 15, leads in RBIs with 41. Boston has a team batting average of .270 while opposing hitters are averaging .232 at the plate against Red Sox pitching. On Wednesday, the Red Sox will send David Price to the mound. The southpaw this season is 4-4 with an ERA of 4.38, 46 Ks and 19 BBs.
Mallex Smith leads Tampa Bay with a .303 batting average. C.J. Cron has the lead in hits with 49 and home runs with 11. Denard Span is leading in RBIs with 28. Tampa Bay has a team batting average of .264, while opposing hitters are averaging .239 at the plate against Rays pitching. On Wednesday the Rays will send Chris Archer to the mound. The right-hander on the season is 3-3 with an ERA of 5.01, 57 Ks and 19 BBs.