Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 13-5 victory over the Oakland A's:
* "What's been most encouraging over the last 10 days or so is, he's taking his walks, the on-base (percentage) and average are climbing and so is the hard contact. He's seeing the ball and is in a good spot.'' - John Farrell on Hanley Ramirez.
* "I think it speaks to their preparedness. Guys are coming to play every night. The pre-game routine that each guy goes through gets them to that point.'' - Farrell on the Red Sox' habit of scoring early in games.
* "We haven't seen many lefty starters. Once we start running into more, I think this team will get into a groove more than we have.'' - Travis Shaw on the team breaking out against lefthanded pitching.
* "There's something very, very special going on right now. It's not only one guy. It's from the top to the bottom. We just have to keep it rolling.'' - Hanley Ramirez on the Red Sox' offensive outburst.
* "When I went out to warm up, I looked down and saw "Red Sox' across my chest. I thought, 'This is pretty cool man. How many people get to say they get to start a game for the Red Sox in Fenway?' That was pretty surreal.'' - Sean O'Sullivan on making his first career Fenway start.
* The Red Sox have homered in 12 straight games, with nine homers in the last three.
* Jackie Bradley's single in the fifth extended his hitting streak to 16 games.
* Junichi Tazawa was charged with a throwing error in the eighth, just the second Red Sox error in the last nine games.
* Travis Shaw had two hits in 25 at-bats against lefties before Tuesday, but two more hits (double, homer) in his first three at-bats -- both against lefties.
* Boston has a five-game winning streak at home, its longest since 2014.
* Mookie Betts' first two hits off lefthanded pitching this season were homers.
* Each of Travis Shaw's last six homers have come with at least one baserunner on base.
1) Travis Shaw
Forget about Shaw's troubles with lefties. He snapped out with a two-run double and a three-run homer off southpaws, then later added a single off a righty for a three-hit night, topped by five RBI.
2) Hanley Ramirez
Ramirez hit a moon shot in the first, a homer into the Monster Seats in left-center that was measured at nearly 470 feet. Ramirez reached base two more times with two singles and a walk.
3) Sean O'Sullivan
The journeyman made his first start for the Red Sox a good one – at least for the first five innings, blanking the A's. He seemed to run out of gas in the sixth when they roughed him up for four runs, but by then, the game was well in hand.