boston red sox have clicked on all cylinders in their first two matches against Oakland Athletics this weekend
Entering Sunday’s series and the unofficial first half finale, Boston has won four games in a row and seven of eight, while scoring 27 runs in the last three games.
red Sox Has had seven straight games with at least 10 hits after striking out 15 in Saturday’s 10-3 win
Jaren Duran went 3 for 5 with a double, home run, three RBI, and three runs batted in. It was his sixth three-hit game of the season and extended his hitting streak to five games.
“Man, he’s on fire,” for James Paxton, Saturday’s starting pitcher red Sox, said of Duran. “It’s fun to watch. You know, he’s such an athletic guy, and he has a lot of tools on the field. He’s an exciting player, and I’m glad he’s on our team.
Boston’s recent success is not the effort of any one person. Justin Turner has also been on a hot streak with at least one RBI in eight straight games.
however, red Sox Manager Alex Cora knows how important Duran’s rise has been
Cora said, “We know about Alex (Verdugo). We know about (Masataka) Yoshida. We know about (Adam) Duvall’s power.” “But when we talk about Jaren, credit to the front office. They stuck with the kid, and we’ve found ways to play him. He’s very dynamic.”
Cora is expected to use Tyler Scott (0-0, 7.71 ERA) as the opener after less than a week. red Sox First entry. He was acquired from the Dodgers in a trade late last month. While with the Seattle Mariners in 2019, Scott made one relief appearance against Exercisesurrender two unearned runs in two innings
Left-hander JP Sears (1-6, 4.09) will make his 18th start to lead his team. Exercisemaking him their only pitcher to remain in the rotation for an entire season.
Sears said, “One of the goals was to be available every fifth day – to give my team 30 starts by the end of the year.” “Hopefully, I can keep it up. Stay on top of my routine and stay healthy so we can get there by the end of the year.”
Sears has allowed two or fewer runs in six of his last eight starts, including Tuesday in Detroit. He pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings and allowed only five hits while striking out four in Oakland’s 1–0 victory. It was the longest start of his career.
A’s manager Mark Kotse said, “Probably the best start of the year we’ve had by a starter,” he described that outing as “the definition of how to pitch. He used his arms. He hit the ball out the middle of the plate.” kept.”
In his first career start against Boston, Sears would try to snap the A’s out of a 6–16 drought. He allowed nine extra-base hits on Saturday and has won only four road series all season.
Brent Rucker and Manny Pina scored against Paxton on Saturday.
–Field Level Media