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Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 4-1 in extra-inning games


Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 4-1 in extra-inning games

Quotes, notes and stars from the Boston Red Sox' 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.


"This is a good team over there; they're world champs three times in the last six years, so to come and get this one tonight is huge.'' - Xander Bogaerts

"We did a number of small things inside this game very well.'' - John Farrell.

“It felt like a big game, just the energy out there. It was a lot of fun. We were grinding and we won the game just on persistence.” - Chris Young 

“He always gives himself such an opportunity to cover the whole plate against multiple different pitches and against their closer . . . He’s going to put the bat on the ball.” - Farrell on Bogaerts' at-bat in the 10th inning.


-- Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 14 games with an eighth-inning single.

-- The Red Sox were 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts and are now 41-for-46 for the season.

-- The Sox are now 8-2 in their last 10 meetings with the Giants.

-- Rick Porcello walked just one -- though it came with the bases loaded -- and has not walked more than two in his last 16 starts.

-- Christian Vazquez snapped an 0-for-13 hitless streak with an infield single in the sixth inning.

-- The Red Sox improved to 4-1 in extra-inning games.

-- Chris Young has now hit safely in each of his last eight starts.

-- Boston's bullpen combined for four scoreless innings with just two hits allowed.


1) Xander Bogaerts

Bogaerts knocked in the a run in the third with an infield single, but saved his biggest contribution for the 10th inning when he laid off a tough 1-and-2 pitch and later dropped a two-run bloop single into shallow center.

2) Chris Young

Young doubled home the first run of the night, but also contributed in the field (with a terrific running catch in foul territory) and on the bases (avoiding a tag between first and second to help extend the inning and allow a run to score).

3) Jackie Bradley Jr.

Bradley doubled and scored the first run and later walked and scored the third run in the seventh.

As expected, it's Sale, Price and Porcello to start Sox season

As expected, it's Sale, Price and Porcello to start Sox season

New Red Sox manager Alex Cora has announced that, as expected, left-hander Chris Sale will be the Opening Day starter when the Red Sox begin their season nine days from now against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. David Price will pitch the second game and Rick Porcello the third. 

Cora told reporters in Fort Myers, Fla. that Eduardo Rodriguez would be in the fourth starter's spot if he's ready as he continues to recover from off-season knee surgery and left-hander Brian Johnson is preparing to be the fifth starter for now.

In Price's second Grapefruit League start on Tuesday, he pitched five innings and allowed two runs on three hits, walked one and struck out four in the Red Sox' 12-6 victory over the Pirates. Third baseman Rafael Devers, hitting .349 this spring, hit his third home run of the spring. Andrew Benintendi (.405) had a double and two RBI and first baseman Sam Travis drove in three. 

Sale had a much rougher outing Monday, giving up four runs on five hits, with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings against the Phillies. 



Red Sox, Yankees working to play in London in 2019

Red Sox, Yankees working to play in London in 2019

Mookie Betts and Aaron Judge are about to go global.

Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy on Monday confirmed the Sox are interested to play the Yankees in London during next year's regular season. Bloomberg reported the clubs are nearing an agreement to play two games there in June 2019. Discussions are indeed taking place, but a deal is not done.

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“We would love to participate in a series in London against the Yankees but this is a decision that MLB and the MLBPA will make," Sox CEO Sam Kennedy said.

Bloomberg reported the games would be played at London Stadium, which was the main facility for the 2012 summer Olympics.

MLB has not played any games in Europe before. The Red Sox have made trips before, including to Japan before the 2008 season.