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40-32, 2nd in AL East

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

You could almost see David Price's dreadful outing coming. He's never had much success vs. Rangers (5.15 ERA in 11 starts entering tonight) or in Texas (6.54 in six starts, not including rocky Game 4 of 2015 ALDS. "This is a very good offensive team that he's going up against," John Farrell said pregame. "If you don't make pitches, this ballpark can play small at times."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A two-run single by Bobby Wilson gives the Rangers a 6-0 lead and spells the end of a short night for David Price, who was rocked for 12 hits in 2-1/3 innings. It's his shortest start since May 22, 2015 for Detroit against the Yankees (also 2-1/3), and the most hits he has allowed since May 8, 2015, also for the Tigers vs. Kansas City (13)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Might have to begin paying attention to this: Red Sox are 0-for-6 with three walks and a sacrifice fly after David Ortiz's 10 intentional walks. Hanley Ramirez is 0-for-4 with three walks in those instances.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Benintendi wasn't considered to take the place of injured Chris Young, according to Dave Dombrowski. As a matter of course, Dombrowski isn't opposed to calling up players directly from Double-A, but Sox don't believe Benintendi is ready from offensive standpoint.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell on the struggles of setup men Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa: "They've been so good for us over a long period of time, we're not going to run from them." Both relievers are working through some things mechanically. And while neither is going to be removed from late-inning role, Farrell said Heath Hembree is meriting more high-leverage opportunities.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Holt (concussion) will continue his Triple-A rehab assignment through the weekend, with a best-case scenario that he could rejoin Red Sox next week at Tampa Bay. Until Holt returns, Bryce Brentz will get the lion's share of the starts in left field, although Ryan LaMarre could be used late in games for defense.

Lineup: Red Sox (40-32) at Rangers (47-26)

  • 1. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 4. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 7. Bryce Brentz, LF (R)
  • 8. Travis Shaw, 3B (L)
  • 9. Christian Vazquez, C (R)
  • SP: David Price, LHP
  • Daily notes

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Where does Groome rank for Red Sox?

Jason Groome was the No. 2 player on Keith Law's Big Board in this year's draft, but is his talent enough for him to become the No. 1 prospect in Boston's loaded system? Where top 2016 draft picks rank (Insider)

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9hScott Lauber

Red Sox put Young on DL with hamstring injury

Outfielder Chris Young has been placed on the disabled list by the Red Sox, who recalled Bryce Brentz -- and not top prospect Andrew Benintendi -- from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Stats & Info

Tough test ahead for David Price

Price will take the mound against the red-hot Rangers on Friday night. His 5.15 career ERA against Texas is his highest against any opponent that he's seen at least five times.

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Bogaerts is making a case for MVP

Xander Bogaerts ended one of the best games of the season with a walk-off single on Thursday. We have to take him seriously as an MVP candidate as he continues to rake, now hitting .351/.401/.510 with 50 RBIs while playing solid defense at shortstop, David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Thursday

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Bogaerts-Betts combo keeps working

Xander Bogaerts plated Mookie Betts with a 10th-inning single that gave the Red Sox an 8-7 walk-off win on Thursday. It was the 23rd time this season that Bogaerts drove in a run that was scored by Betts, the highest RBI total for any major league player on runs scored by a particular teammate, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox have inquired about both Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino from the Atlanta Braves. However, there is no traction to a trade at this time. However, these two teams really do match up well for a potential blockbuster type deal at the trade deadline.

Bogaerts drives in winning run in extras (0:21)
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Big Papi: ¡váyase en paz!

David Ortiz ya cumplió con su carrera, su familia y su país, y a juicio de Enrique Rojas, no debe escuchar los cantos de sirena que le piden que reconsidere su retiro y se mantenga en el béisbol. Leer

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Minor-league ABs, highest level of experience at time of call-up: Jackie Bradley Jr. ('13): 499, Double-A Xander Bogaerts ('13): 1,424, Triple-A Mookie Betts ('14): 998, Triple-A Blake Swihart ('15): 1,210, Triple-A Point is, Red Sox seem to have learned from rushing JBJ. Hard to imagine them pushing Benintendi now.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

In the latest edition of "You can't predict baseball," James Shields has held the Red Sox scoreless through four innings. That's the James Shields who has allowed 32 runs in his past four starts while getting just 34 outs. The White Sox lead 3-0 as they go for the four-game sweep.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

To those advocating for Red Sox to call up Andrew Benintendi in aftermath of Chris Young hamstring injury, bear this in mind: Jackie Bradley Jr. had only 499 minor-league at-bats, none above Double-A, when he made the big-league club in 2013, and everyone agrees now that he was rushed. Benintendi has 456 minor-league ABs, none above Double-A.

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1dTim Healey

Young headed to DL as Red Sox lose another LF

Chris Young became the third Red Sox starting left fielder to get injured this season when he strained his right hamstring after a hit Thursday.

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Another age-related feat for David Ortiz

Ortiz drove in his 60th run this season in just his 65th game played on Wednesday. He's the first player to reach 60 RBIs in a season in 65 or fewer games at 40 years or older, per the Elias Sports Bureau. Only one other player did so in 70 or fewer games at that age: Harold Baines (60 RBIs in 69 games) in 1999.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2891st
On Base Percentage.3561st
Slugging Percentage.4721st
Earned Run Average4.2016th
Quality Starts3910th

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